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A small plane has crashed near Tallahassee International Airport

A smoking plane is entangled in brush
Leon County Sheriff's Office
Picture of the plane that crashed in the woods off Tram Road.

A small plane crashed just before 8 a.m. in a wooded area off Tram Road near Capital Circle.

A Tallahassee International Airport spokesman says the single-engine plane had mechanical trouble, and the pilot was trying to reach the airport. The plane was said to be traveling from St. Petersburg, FL to Columbus, GA.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is assisting in the crash area. LCSO says the pilot was the only person on the plane, and he appears to be uninjured but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.