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Plane Crash Vinoy Park: 4 Irish Passengers Survive Florida Accident

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 03:57 PM

Four people were injured when their plane crashed Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida's Vinoy Park after barely missing two condominium towers nearby.

Three men and a teenage girl, all Ireland citizens, were in the plane; the pilot, Grant Jordon, and one of the other passengers, Aloysius Ryan, were taken to the hospital and listed in serious but stable condition, the Tampa Bay Times said.

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The other two passengers, Eamonn Harnell, and the unidentified teenager, were seen sitting outside the plane and, although they suffered minor injuries, only one was taken to the hospital for treatment, the Times said.

The plane was going to land at Albert Whitted Airport nearby, but the pilot reported engine problems and came down in the park, where it hit a tree.

Firefighters who were training near the park heard the plane crash and were able to respond to the accident quickly.

"The noise was just awful. It was a loud bang,'' witness Sheri Jarvie, who was staying in a nearby hotel, told the Times. The plane was a single engine Piper Cherokee.

The plane apparently took off from Tallahassee earlier in the morning, the Times said, and was scheduled to land in St. Petersburg around 10 a.m. Online records indicate it may have been registered to Advanced Technology Training in Gretna, Louisiana.

Another small plane went down in St. Petersburg on Aug. 31, and the pilot was killed in that accident. Donald Thomasson, 70, a banner pilot, crashed into the bay near the Albert Whitted Airport just after takeoff.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating both crashes.

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