Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Piper PA-28-180, N4248T: Incident occurred May 21, 2019 in Miramar, Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Landed on a highway.

Date: 21-MAY-19
Time: 15:17:00Z
Regis#: N4248T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

MIRAMAR, Florida  - A small plane made an emergency landing Tuesday morning on U.S. Route 27 near Krome Avenue in Miramar.

Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg said Terry Cress was flying from Immokalee on the way to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines when the engine of the Piper PA-28 started making some strange noises.

Cress decided not to chance it and landed the plane in a turning lane along busy U.S. 27.

The plane landed in the northbound lanes, just north of the Miami-Dade County line. 

"He landed very softly," witness Marta De La Rosa said in Spanish. "I'm so emotional because it was so dangerous." 

Cress and his passenger were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident and said the plane experienced an engine-related problem.

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MIRAMAR, Florida  (WSVN) - New video released to 7News shows a different view of a plane’s emergency landing in Miramar.

The small plane had to make an sudden landing on U.S. Route 27 on Tuesday morning after the pilot said there was an issue with the engine.

Instagram user “Rafagonzalez92” posted the video on his story showing the aircraft taxiing on the highway.

The plane landed safely with no injuries to the pilot or passenger on board.

The aircraft remained on scene Wednesday morning while the FAA continues to investigate.

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MIRAMAR, Florida (WSVN) - Police and fire rescue crews responded to a plane making an emergency landing on U.S. 27 in Miramar, near the county line.

The call came in just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday of a small plane trying to land at North Perry Airport, near the area of Pines Boulevard and U.S. 27 in Pembroke Pines.

Officials said the pilot had contacted the tower to report engine trouble.

The Piper PA-28 ended up landing safely near the area of North Krome Avenue and U.S. 27, near Honey Hill Road.

7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where Florida Highway Patrol, Pembroke Pines Police and Miami-Dade Police cruisers could be seen surrounding the aircraft.

“I don’t know what happened,” said an onlooker.

“It’s crazy, bro,” said another witness. “It’s only in Dade, only in Dade.”

Two men were on board when the aircraft came down. They were not hurt.

The pilot and passenger could be seen walking around the plane and talking with officials.

The engine cowling was removed and could be seen on the ground in front of the Piper.

Martha Betancourt, woman who works at a food truck nearby said she witnessed the landing. She recorded cellphone video moments after it touched down on the roadway.

Another view of the plane’s landing was posted onto one Instagram user’s story showing the aircraft taxiing on the highway.

Speaking through a translator, Betancourt said the men on board came over to her truck and were a little shaken up.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said they are working with Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue on the call.

Authorities have been consulting with the pilot to figure out the best way to remove the plane.

The aircraft remained on the roadway Wednesday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the landing.

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1 comment:

  1. That is one lucky pilot! Great skills too! Kudos!