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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Andrea Davis, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3255
 
Tampa Police Officers Save Pilot After Plane Crashes
 
Tampa, FL December 20, 2013 -
The video from the Tampa Police helicopter from this morning's airplane crash can be viewed at http://youtu.be/CKzN7DIqje8

The video shows the aerial after the crash, the officer using a fire extinguisher to put out the flames and pulling the pilot from the plane.

Tampa Police Officers Dave Dennison and Brian Gentry were conducting aerial patrol when they heard a pilot calling distress with his single engine airplane. The pilot crashed just inside airport property and the officers landed their helicopter near the wreckage. Officer Gentry exinguished the engine fire and extracted the unconscious pilot from the wreckage. The pilot was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition. Tampa Airport Police in addition to Tampa Fire Rescue and Tampa Police are on scene of the crash.

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