1 dead, 1 injured after small plane crash in north Florida

One person was killed and another injured when a small plane crashed shortly after taking off from a Florida airport.

The wreckage of a small plane that crashed shortly after take-off from a Florida airport. The crash killed one person and injured another. (Photo courtesy WESH via NBC News)

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say one person died and another person suffered minor injuries when a small plane crashed at a north Florida airport.

The crash happened Saturday morning at city-owned Ocala International Airport.

Ocala Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ashley Lopez tells WFTV-TV that the plane had departed the airport but encountered some trouble and turned around to land.

Authorities have not released the names of either person in the plane. Lopez says the injured person was taken to a hospital.

The runway adjacent to the crash scene has been closed. No additional information was immediately available.

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