A CCTV camera has captured the exact moment a small plane crash-landed at a street in St. Petersburg, Florida, US, hitting cars as it did. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully, everybody survived the emergency landing, though three people were taken to the hospital and one treated on the spot, reports News 8. The footage was captured from a CCTV camera installed at a local hair studio. The Jones Barber Studio shared the footage on Facebook on October 20, describing it as a 'heart pounding, earth shaking experience'.
According to local reports, the plane was carrying only two people at the time it crashed.
The St. Petersburg Police Department confirmed on Twitter that the plane struck two cars while landing. They also shared a video of the crash site:
According to the Daily Mail, firefighters of St. Petersburg are unclear about what caused the twin-engine Cessna 402B to come down, but credit the pilot for landing as successfully as he did, avoiding buildings or potential fatalities.
"Where I looked up and could see him going sideways, it was right over where the school was, and if he would've gone down over there, he would've probably hit children, because kids were getting out of school," said one witness, Tabitha Callihan.