Divers remove debris from plane crash off Elliott Key

NTSB investigating cause of crash

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ELLIOTT KEY, Fla. - Divers have begun the process of removing the wreckage after a small plane crashed into the water off Elliott Key.

Sky 10 was over the crash scene Tuesday morning as divers attempted to salvage the debris from Sunday's crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash that killed pilot Ricardo Barboza, 51, of Coral Gables.

Witnesses said they saw the single-engine Cessna nosedive about 200 yards east of Elliott Key into the water, which was only about 10 feet deep.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said rescue divers found Barboza's body inside the plane.

No one else was on board.

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