2 injured after small plane crashes in DeLand, officials say

Two people were injured after a small plane crashed in DeLand Wednesday afternoon, officials said. 

The crash happened around 3 p.m. off Lake Molly Avenue near DeLand. 

Two people were onboard the plane and were conscious and alert when officials arrived at the scene. 

They were taken to an area hospital as trauma alerts, officials said. 

DeLand plane crash on June 26, 2024 | Credit: Volusia Sheriffs Office

"I was in the ‘man cave,’ I was just tweaking something on my computer, and I heard a sound – I thought it was thunder," said a homeowner[p4 in whose backyard the plane crashed.  "A few minutes, my wife banged on the door and said, ‘Get out here! There's a plane crash in the backyard!"


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident. 

No other details about the crash have been released.