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Pilot Hurt When Plane Crashes Into Car Parked At Church

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Polk County Fire Rescue

Authorities say a pilot was seriously injured when his small plane crashed into a car parked outside a church in Bartow.

Polk County Fire Rescue said the plane went down during the Sunday service at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Bartow. The church has a medical ministry and two registered nurses rushed out to assist the injured pilot until rescue workers arrived.

The agency says the pilot, a male, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Photographs posted by the fire agency on Facebook showed an overturned white SUV with a wrecked single-engine aircraft on top of it.

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