Two Survive Weekend Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a plane crash that happened just north of Fountain over the weekend.

Around 2 p.m. Saturday a small private single engine plane went down in a swampy field about a quarter of a mile off Two Trail Road.

Elaine Sansom and her family say they heard the crash and ran to help. She said her husband and son-in-law plowed through a line of trees so rescue workers could get to the scene.

When fire crews arrived, the plane was engulfed in flames. Surprisingly, the two men on board, Roger James and Lee Pittman managed to walk away from the wreckage to a nearby home. Both men suffered second degree burns on their arms and face.

Sansom says it’s a miracle the passengers survived.

"It's all burned up. There's just nothing there. Just the frame of the airplane."

The plane had taken off from Tallahassee and was headed to Alabama. The pilot was apparently communicating by radio with the FAA at the time of the accident.

It's believed there was a fire on board when the plane went down.

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