Small plane lands in canal in Plant City

Hillsborough County

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – Fire rescue crews are currently investigating after a small plane landed in a canal at the Plant City Airport.

According to Plant City Fire Rescue, a plane went down this morning after catching a crosswind while landing.

Plant City police say the wind caused 18-year-old Talin Beach of Mulberry to brake heavily before losing control of the plane. The aircraft, a Cessna Model 172, left the runway to the north and went down a shallow incline and into a canal before coming to a final rest.

Beach was the only occupant in the plane and received minor injuries, according to police.

The extent of damage to the plane is unknown at this time but seems to be minor. There was no damage to any additional airport buildings.

The Plant City Airport is closed while the investigation is underway.

Editors Note: The age of the pilot has been corrected to say 18, instead of 19.

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