Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N3015E: Accident occurred December 24, 2018 in Miami-Dade County, Florida


HAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police and Fire Rescue have responded to the crash site where a small plane went down on Haulover Beach.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported four patients with minor injuries from the scene near 10800 Collins Ave.

The single-engine Cessna could be seen upside down on the coast, after coming down just after 2 p.m., Monday.

A flight instructor, pilot and two passengers were inside the aircraft at the time of the crash.

Cellphone video captured a group of good Samaritans rushing to help the occupants.

The plane had visible wing, door and windshield damage.

Miami-Dade Police officials said the plane took off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shortly after 1 p.m.

The plane’s engine started experiencing engine failure at 1:33 p.m., police said.

A man who was resting on the beach said he heard the crash which occurred about 150 feet from him.

“I was laying there reading on my towel, and then I heard some noisy stuff like a motor running out of gas and then a big bang,” witness Daniel Dedard said. “I just took my phone to get there and to film while I was going to see if there was anybody to help in there.”

The survivors were escorted off the beach by rescue crews.

“Even I saw it,” witness Vitaly Kozlov said. “They was laughing and smiling, so if the plane is going down, it doesn’t matter. It’s just money. It’s just a piece of metal. It’s really important to be healthy and to be alive.”

Officials said the owner will eventually have to remove the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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