Two men suffered injuries Tuesday after a “flying car” they were in crashed and caught fire in Marion County after a brief flight.
Officials said the pilot was transported as a “trauma alert” while the passenger did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. at Dunnellon Airport, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
“This homemade vehicle managed to make flight with two people inside but then crashed and caught fire,” Capt. James Pogue said. “Both occupants are being treated at the hospital for minor injuries.”
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are not responding “because they do not recognize this as an aircraft,” Pogue said.
The crimes division and evidence team with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are documenting the scene, Pogue said.