Two injured in plane crashes near Okeechobee County Airport Sunday morning

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla - The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed two people were injured after a plane crashes in Okeechobee County.

Spokeswoman Michelle Bell said two people were on board the small engine Lancair aircraft that was attempting to make a landing at the Okeechobee County airport, when it crashed off of Highway 98 behind the Walpole Feed & Supply just before 12 p.m., Sunday.

One passenger was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and the other was taken to Raulerson Hospital.

The extent of the victims' injuries have not been released.

Bell added a tractor trailer caught fire nearby, after the plane crashed.

Crews are on scene investigating.

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