Small plane hits vehicle near private Leon County runway


Published: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 5:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 5:07 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Authorities say two people died when their vehicle was struck by a small plane taking off from a private runway in north Florida.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Jeep vehicle was driving alongside the single-engine plane Sunday afternoon on private property in Leon County.

After being struck by the plane, the vehicle veered into a tree. Bergen says two people inside the vehicle were killed.

No one in the aircraft was injured.

Federal authorities are investigating.

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