Plane crashed near Escambia County school, three rushed to hospital

Northwest Florida

UPDATE (11 p.m.): Escambia County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Smith confirms a teacher at Blue Angels Elementary School was on the small plane that crashed outside the school Thursday afternoon.

The plane is registered with Anthem Towels LLC in Pensacola, which is owned by Phillip Keever. Keever’s wife, Tiffany Keever, is a teacher at Blue Angels Elementary School. The couple’s child was also aboard the plane when it crashed.

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): We now know the plane carried a man, woman and teenager when it went down next to Blue Angels Elementary School at about 2:30 p.m..

The man and woman, both in critical condition, were flown to Baptist Hospital. The teen was transferred to a hospital by ambulance.

First on the scene were teachers who were at the school and some Navy students who were passing by, according to Escambia County Fire Rescue.

The Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board is on the way.

Naval Air Station Pensacola was called to the scene because they are better equipped to handle an aviation fire. They sprayed foam and quickly extinguished the blaze.

The plane was a Ryan Navion, fixed-wing, single-engine registered to Anthem Towels, LLC in Pensacola.

There were no other injuries and no damage to nearby buildings.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia County Fire Rescue and EMS crews have responded to a single-engine plane crash near Blue Angels Elementary and Dog Track Road. Three patients are being transported to local area hospitals. Three helicopters have been called.

No injuries were reported at Blue Angels Elementary School, and there was no damage to buildings.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

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