MULBERRY, Fla. — One person was taken to a hospital and another declined treatment after a plane crashed Monday in Mulberry.

  • 2 men on board plane when it crashed
  • FAA investigating Monday crash
  • Aircraft departed from Zephyrhills Municipal Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Vans RV-6 crashed shortly before noon in a wooded area behind a church in the area of Lower Meadow Road. The area had been cleared for power lines.

Luke Fraiser, 24, of Wisconsin and the owner of the plane, and 78-year-old John Ducey of Brooksville were in the plane, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Ducey was flying the single-engine plane, authorities said.

The aircraft departed from Zephyrhills Municipal Airport shortly before the accident occurred.

People who live in the area said the two men narrowly dodged death.

"That's called luck and the good Lord was riding with him," said Jerry Singletary.

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.