Florida police officers save pilot after crash (VIDEO)

TAMPA, FL - A pilot was rescued after making a crash landing at the Tampa International Airport in Florida.

Take a look at the video in the player above. The bright dot that you see is a plane falling out of the sky.

Just before midnight on Thursday, a Tampa police officer happened to be on helicopter patrol with his partner and saw the plane go down.

They heard the distress calls from the pilot, followed the plane to the airport and landed nearby after the plane crashed.

Video shows the plane crash, then an officer pulling the unconscious pilot from the plane.

In the YouTube video below, you can see the officer using a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire, then pull the pilot to safety.

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Airport police say the pilot suffered injuries to his head and leg in the crash and was taken to a local hospital.

The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.

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