Small plane crashes near Gainesville

WILLISTON – Two men were injured but in stable condition after their small, experimental airplane crashed during an emergency landing about 20 miles south of Gainesville.The Levy County Sheriff’s Office says 65-year-old Phillip Seay Sr. and his son were flying in a 1974 airplane Sunday morning when the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction.Seay decided to make an emergency landing in Williston. Authorities say that as the plane touched down in a sandy area, the front of the aircraft nose-dived and then landed upside down.Both men were taken to Shands Hospital and listed in stable condition.The sheriff’s office says Federal Aviation Administration investigators are responding to the scene.