Friday, April 22, 2016

Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III, Balway Airways LLC, N53509: Incident occurred April 21, 2016 near Homestead General Aviation Airport ( X51), Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida


  SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A small plane with two people on board made a rough landing in the Everglades after it reportedly had engine problems, Thursday night.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of the Piper PA-28 aircraft reported engine trouble before the plane went down in the Everglades, just before 8 p.m.

Miami-Dade Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the scene, near Southwest 237th Avenue and 200th Street, about eight miles south of the Tamiami Trail.

Neither of those on board was injured. They were both taken to Miami Executive Airport to be questioned by investigators.

The FAA is investigating this crash, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine what caused the plane to go down.

Friday morning, crews returned to the scene of the crash to figure out how to remove the plane from this remote area of the Everglades.

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MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating after a small plane carrying two people crashed in a remote area of South Florida.

Local media outlets report neither passenger was injured in the Thursday night crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the passengers onboard the Piper PA-28 aircraft reported engine problems before the plane went down in the Everglades just before 8 p.m., about 8 miles south of Miami Executive Airport.

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