HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A flight instructor made an emergency landing on Southwest 168th Street, just west of Krome Avenue, after an engine malfunction.
"Everything was fine. We just had an engine failure and then we landed safe, and after touching down, it went just inside the trees," said the flight instructor, who was flying the plane with a student pilot.
"This is something they are trained to do, and it's perfectly fine landing on this road," said another flight instructor who wasn't on the plane when it landed.
Both flight instructors declined to give their names.
From Sky 10, the plane could be seen sitting on the side of a dirt road. The right wing was damaged.
An air rescue helicopter landed at the scene, but the flight instructor and student pilot refused treatment, police say.
This is the latest in a recent wave of aircraft crashes and emergency landings in South Florida. On Wednesday afternoon, two people were killed when a helicopter crashed just after it left Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.
On Tuesday, a small plane made an emergency landing on U.S. 27.
On March 17, a pilot landed his single-engine Cessna on US-27 near Griffin Road after a mechanical problem.
On March 16, three people were killed when a Piper PA-31T (Cheyenne) crashed shortly after take off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
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