Surveillance footage shows a small plane slamming into a fence and nearly hitting a worker during a crash at the Boca Raton Airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA28 single-engine aircraft with two people on board crash-landed shortly after takeoff at the Boca Raton Airport, Florida, on 11 September.
The footage shows the single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft skimming the fence line sideways before its wing catches and spins the plane, causing it to break apart as it just misses the worker.
Boca Raton Police officials said the aircraft with two people on board crashed after circling back to the airport from takeoff around 10:30 a.m.
NBC affiliate WPTV-TV say one adult was taken to a local hospital as a trauma alert. The other person suffered minor injuries.
“I heard a loud boom and I thought it was a truck or something out here on I-95 like normal,” Rick Seymore, an employee with Jet Parts Inc. said.
According to the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the pilot, identified as Dr Robert Eckelson, alerted the air traffic controllers that there was a problem shortly after takeoff. On his way back to the runway the pilot crash-landed on a parking lot behind a hangar owned by a maintenance company.
As a result of the accident, Eckelson had a nose trauma and was taken to hospital, while the other person on board was treated at the scene for a minor injury.