ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – This morning at 7:59 a.m., Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) units were dispatched to a single-person plane crash that happened off NE County Road 1471. The first arriving unit assessed the damage and requested additional units to assist with extricating one person who was trapped inside the plane, which had flipped upside down.
ACFR Engine 40 quickly stabilized the plane using rescue struts and cribbing and successfully removed the victim with the assistance of Melrose Fire Rescue Engine 42.
The patient was transported by ACFR Rescue 41 to the hospital for evaluation. The cause of this accident is under investigation.
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