Two people were killed in Florida when gyrocopter crashed into a mobile home park, setting fire to two homes, authorities said.
The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the Sebring Falls mobile home park, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office said. The pilot and the passenger of the helicopter, who were killed, have been identified as Christopher Lord, 45, and Christopher Brugger, 52.
The pair took off from Sebring Regional Airport and was headed to an airport in Manatee County when the aircraft clipped a power line and crashed.
“All of a sudden there was a big explosion, the house shook, and we all ran out," witness Diane Clark told local station WFTS.
Police do not believe anyone was inside either of the homes that caught on fire. However, a man working near one of the homes suffered burns to his arms and leg, and was transported to the hospital for treatment after the crash, according to reports.