VIDEO: Deputies training get instant real world experience when plane crashes

Plane crashing on driving course (WFLA photo)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida (NBC News) – Sheriff’s deputies in Florida were training on a driving track Wednesday when they noticed a single engine airplane flying low.

Instructors with the sheriff’s office heard the plane’s engine begin to sputter and noticed the plane descending rapidly.

They quickly ordered everyone off the driving track to clear for a possible emergency landing.

The sheriff’s Alert One flight crew captured the video as the plane landed and then skidded into a chain-link fence near parked cars and the training facility building.

The plane sustained significant damage, but no one was injured – including the pilot who walked away without a scratch.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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