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Utah plane crashes into car, bursts into flames, no major injuries

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Utah plane crashes into car, bursts into flames, no major injuries (Photo: Patrick Fitzgibbon / KUTV)

NOTE: The videos captured by 2News of the flying plane and the aftermath are looped and will play several times.

(KUTV) A single-engine plane crashed, hit a car and burst into flames on a street in Roy, Utah, Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a pilot was helped out of the plane and was walking around. A woman in the car that was struck was also given assistance from people in the area. Police said there were no significant injuries. Police confirmed the plane went down shortly after taking off.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. on 1900 West near the intersection of 4600 South.

"Wow, I'm still in shock," said Cami Hess who lives in the neighborhood where the plane went down near the Ogden-Hinkley Airport. “You just hear this boom, and we just took off running, we wanted to help.”

She saw black smoke and saw the plane engulfed in flames.

“I’m angry, I live right by here, this is the second crash in two months, this is unacceptable.”

A 2News crew was blocks away when the crash happened. The news camera caught the plane as it flew low through the frame. Seconds later they heard an explosion when it hit the car and then the ground. The plane was engulfed in flames when they arrived, after running down the street.

“I watched the plane go right over the top of me and land right on that car," said witness Jay Barnes. “If the car wasn’t there, he would have been able to land.”

Barnes said one wheel hit the car, spinning botht he plane and the car around. When the plane hit the ground it burst into flames.

“I helped the lady get out of the car, and the guy in the plane jumped out and ran right over to the sidewalk,” Barnes said.

The pilot, according to Sgt. Matthew Gwynn of Roy police. was a 63-year-old man and was taken to a hospital "out of precaution."

“It’s a violentscene, but everyone is OK,” he said. “Usually in something like this you would expect someone to be hurt, we’re thankful that’s not the case today.”

The driver was a 43-year-old woman, her friend Rachael Price spoke to 2News.

“I could tell she was shooken up, so I asked her what was going on and she said ‘I just got hit by a plane,’” Price said. “She said, 'I’m ok, I’m alive, I’m alive.' I couldn’t believe she survived it.”

The driver's name has not been released and it is not clear if she was taken for precautionary care.

Roads were closed in the area while emergency crews responded to the crash.

2News has a crew on scene and is working to gather more information. Stay tuned to 2News and KUTV.com for the latest on this story.

Larry D. Curtis contributed to this report.