"Incredible scene" as a plane crashes on his Florida home, killing a flight instructor


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By Farnoush Amiri

A recently released record of a 911 call saying that a plane crashed into a Florida home gives an idea of ​​what a sheriff has termed "incredible scene".

A flight instructor, James Wagner, 64, was killed in Saturday's accident in Winter Haven, Florida.

A trainee pilot aboard departed with minor injuries and a teenage girl who lives at home and who was stuck against the wall as a result of the accident was in a stable state on Monday in a local hospital.

Five other family members inside and outside the house were not injured, police said.

"She's stuck in the wall," an unidentified man was told Saturday to an emergency dispatcher. "A guy is dead and a woman is stuck in the wall."

Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, said the authorities had arrived to search for Carmelle Ngalamulume, 17, hanging on the wall after the plane crashed into her family's house soon after. take off from the neighboring airport before 1 pm AND.

Instructor Wagner took Timothy Sheehy, a 33-year-old student pilot, on a simulated engine failure flight when their plane ran out of power and crashed into a residence, the Sheriff's Office announced. .

Wagner died on the scene and Sheehy suffered only minor injuries, according to police.

Ngalamulume was transferred to a local hospital where she remained in a stable state on Monday morning, police said.

"Even though it was tragic for Mr. Wagner and his family, it could have been a lot worse, this crash is an incredible scene," said the sheriff.

At the time of the accident, three residents of the house, including the 17-year-old, were inside and three children aged 2, 11 and 15 playing in the main yard.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that its own accident investigation had occurred on Saturday, while the National Transportation Safety Board announced that it would be working on research from a probable cause.


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