Plane crashes near Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County; 3 people injured, officials say

Three people were injured after a small plane crashed near Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County on Friday afternoon. Osceola Fire Rescue said the plane landed in about two feet of water, in a "woody" and "marshy area" near the lake.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the single-engine Cirrus SF50 was headed to Kissimmee Gateway Airport which is northwest of the lake. The plane crashed around 3:30 p.m. on the eastern side of Lake Tohopekaliga near Tohopekaliga Drive. This particular Cirrus model is equipped with a parachute that can be deployed in emergency situations.

Josh Miller was in his backyard when the plane crashed in the marsh near his home. 

"I was out changing the siding of my house, and I looked off to the right and saw the airplane coming in and crashed into the bank of my pond and the parachute catapulted it into the woods," said Miller. "It just started raining super hard, the wind was blowing like crazy, the parachute was dragging it across."

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Two adults and one juvenile were taken to the hospital with injuries, Osceola Fire Rescue said. 

According to the FAA, the plane was manufactured in 2018 and is registered to an owner out of Plantation, Florida. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

FOX 35 has a crew headed to the scene. Stay with FOX 35 for updates.