Plane crashes behind Taco Bell in Alex City

FDA investigating plane crash in Alex City
The plane crashed behind the Taco Bell off Highway 280. (Source: Alex City Fire Department)
The plane crashed behind the Taco Bell off Highway 280. (Source: Alex City Fire Department)

ALEXANDER CITY, AL (WSFA) - A plane crashed in Alex City Sunday morning, according to the Alex City Fire Department.

According to a Facebook post by the fire department, a crew was at the scene of the crash behind Taco Bell. The Taco Bell is located off of Highway 280.

Photos from the scene show the plane on fire, but the fire department's post says the two occupants of the plane managed to escape unharmed before the fire started.

Power crews were at the scene repairing lines that came down during the crash. The power lines are back up, and Alexander City Lights and Power officials say the only places without power were the Taco Bell and a nearby swimming pool.

WSFA reporter Jordyn Elston reported that the occupants of the plane were a grandfather and grandson.

Video from an Alex City resident shows huge plumes of smoke and flames coming from the scene after the crash.

The plane was a Vans RV7. They are very popular and sold as kits.

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