June 1, 2009

Crash lodges small plane in oak tree

The pilot of a small plane that became lodged in an oak tree while headed for a Florida airport said the plane will likely have to be dismantled to free it.

The pilot of the Cessna 172 that crashed into the tree Sunday while en route to the Sarasota Airport said the plane experienced engine trouble and power loss before coming to rest in the branches, WFTV, Orlando, Fla., reported Monday.

No one was injured in the crash, but the pilot said the plane was severely damaged and will likely have to be dismantled to get it out of the tree.