A single-person glider plane made a crash landing Tuesday morning inside a nursery in deep Southwest Miami-Dade.
The pilot was checked and released, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
The plane broke through the tarps at United Nursery, near Southwest 217th Avenue and 312th Street in Homestead at about 11 a.m.
It was not clear what caused the glider to go down.
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HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - No one was seriously hurt after an unregistered ultralight aircraft that took off from Miami-Homestead General Aviation Airport crashed, Tuesday, according to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene at Unity Nursery, located at Southwest 304th Street and 217th Avenue, at around 11 a.m., Tuesday.
Pedro Guzman said he heard it coming, turned around and all of a sudden, the plane went down. “All of a sudden, he just turned around
Federal Aviation Administration Investigator Gus De Valle told 7News the crash is being investigated.
“We are investigating an experimental aircraft that landed here in Homestead,” De Valle said. “It’s a home-built aircraft, basically done per requirements of the Federal Aviation regulations.”
The owner of the aircraft told 7News that the man flying the glider was a “test pilot.”
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the pilot was the only one on board. The pilot was checked out and did not need to be transported to the hospital.
It remains unknown what caused the ultralight to go down. The aircraft has since been removed.
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