Photos of crash site: http://www.nbc-2.com
.Two of five people aboard a chartered Key West seaplane were injured in a 3 p.m. Friday crash in Arcadia, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
The injuries were not life-threatening, Jim Peters told The Citizen. The FAA is investigating the incident.
The Cessna 206 Stationair owned by Key West Seaplanes, based at Key West International Airport, apparently was totaled in the wreck.
Peters said the seaplane initially left the Key West airport and went to the Palm Beach International Airport, possibly on a sightseeing jaunt.
There was no further information Saturday night on where the plane went from there, or the names of those on the plane.
The plane went down shortly after taking off from Nav-A-Gator Grill on the Peace River, according to online reports.
It crashed into trees that snapped off its wings, and it caught on fire, but Maj. Sam Williamson of the DeSoto County Sheriff Office said the injuries were minor, the www.nbc-2.com report says.
Key West Seaplanes is owned by husband and wife team Nicholas Pontecorvo and Julie Ann Floyd, both commercial seaplane pilots, according to www.keywestseaplanes.com.
Arcadia is in DeSoto County, southeast of Sarasota.
The Citizen's messages asking for comment were not returned from the offices of Key West Seaplanes, the DeSoto County sheriff, or the regional Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The website for the local newspaper, the Arcadian, did not have coverage on the plane wreck and its offices were closed.
DESOTO COUNTY, FL - A sea plane carrying five people crash landed in DeSoto County on the property of the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority off of Kings Highway.
Major Sam Williamson, with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, says there was a fire and there are injuries associated with the crash.
But he says all of those injuries appear to be non life-threatening.
Williamson said that sea plane, tail number N8737Q, was taking off from the Peace River shortly before making the crash landing.