Watch the hair-raising video below:
According to local reports, the plane was carrying only two people at the time it crashed.
St. Pete Fire Department also shared photos from the site:
Plane crash on 18 Av S and 16 St S pic.twitter.com/O2OXGOhtWC- St Pete Fire Rescue (@StPeteFR) October 18, 2017
According to the Daily Mail, firefighters of St. Petersburg are unclear about what caused the twin-engine Cessna 402B to come down, but credit the pilot for landing as successfully as he did, avoiding buildings or potential fatalities.
"Where I looked up and could see him going sideways, it was right over where the school was, and if he would've gone down over there, he would've probably hit children, because kids were getting out of school," said one witness, Tabitha Callihan. Click for more trending news