Found October 06, 2013 on Fox Sports:
It was panning out to be a great first night game for Florida Gators fans in Gainsville on Saturday. But then a tailgating event came to a screeching hault and almost turned into a disaster. A banner plane fell out of the sky and crashed at Flavet Field on Florida's campus. Thankfully the car that it reportedly landed on was unoccupied. Ironically, the company who owned the plane is the same company that flew the "Tebow Why Not?" plane over a Jacksonville Jaguars game. WUFT News has just confirmed the plane is registered to Beach Banners, Inc. in Jacksonville. -- WUFT News (@WUFTNews) October 5, 2013 Closer pic of the downed aircraft, flipped truck at Flavet Field in Gainesville. pic.twitter.com/cGjIEistZD -- Wade Millward (@WadeMillward) October 5, 2013 There were two passengers in the plane at the time of the crash. Both are alive but suffered several lacerations. Closer pic of the downed aircraft, flipped truck at Flavet Field in Gainesville. pic.twitter.com/cGjIEistZD -- Wade Millward (@WadeMillward) October 5, 2013 Took a bunch of photos of the plane crash before the #UF #Razorbacks football game: @UFlorida #Gators #arkansas pic.twitter.com/rR4CSYzLlG -- Michael Stone (@Michael__Stone) October 5, 2013 It wasn't a pretty sight. Thankfully it wasn't a fatal crash and fans were able to resume their festivities. Tailgating, tennis practice resume after Flavet Field plane crash. pic.twitter.com/ZdGHW9P40J -- Wade Millward (@WadeMillward) October 5, 2013 Florida was coming off a heartbreaking loss to Miami a week ago and Gator fans made a joke about the sky falling. Well, I'm sure they would take that one back now. It was still a good outcome for what could have been a deadly ending. H/T to Yardbarker
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