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Small plane crashes behind Indian River County Jail

Posted at 5:38 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 14:06:52-05

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A small plane has crashed behind the Indian River County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The agency tweeted a photo of the aircraft, with the tail number N9219J, in a grassy area.

The Sheriff's Office said the plane crashed by the jail Friday, just to the south of a retention pond.

The pilot was trying to land on a jail access road because he couldn't make it to the airport, the agency said. He landed in a grassy area, then the plane hit a ditch and turned around.

No one was hurt.