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Small plane makes emergency landing on Key Biscayne golf course

Plane lands on 18th hole at Crandon Park at Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – A small plane made an emergency landing Monday afternoon on a golf course in Key Biscayne.

The plane landed in the grass on the 18th hole at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Cessna 150 departed from Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport and was headed to Miami Executive Airport when the pilot reported an engine problem.

Neither the pilot nor the passenger, believed to be a father and son, was injured.

A portion of one of the plane's wings broke apart as it struck some palm trees.

Joel Rojo was working on the golf course when he witnessed the crash landing.

"The passenger was saying that he had to choose between land and water and that he decided, you know, that the golf course was a good runway," Rojo told Local 10 News.

Fuel could be seen dripping from the plane.

The plane was registered to a company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Golf operations were temporarily suspended.

"It's something that doesn't happen every day," Rojo said.

The emergency landing occurred just hours after another small plane crashed in neighboring western Broward County.

In August, a helicopter made an emergency landing at the Orangebrook Golf & Country Club in Hollywood.

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