Instructor pilot James Wagner, 64, of Lakeland, died when a plane he was in crashed into a house in Winter Haven during simulated engine failure training, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The trainee in the plane suffered minor injuries, as did a teen whose room was hit.

Source: Bay News 9

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