Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies say a student pilot and teacher were injured when a helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from Venice Municipal Airport.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said the crash happened Tuesday evening.
The Herald Tribune reports a sheriff's office helicopter crew located the downed aircraft shortly after it crashed.
Officials say a woman with injures to her face and head was flown to a hospital in Sarasota. An ambulance took a man to a Venice hospital. Deputies say he was walking and talking after the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash.