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Small plane crashes in Hollywood neighborhood

Pilot not injured

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A small plane crashed into the driveway of a Hollywood home Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred in a neighborhood on Northwest 76th Avenue near Polk Street.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Cessna 152 was en route to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when it made an emergency landing.

The plane had taken off from North Perry General Aviation Airport at 4:15 p.m., Hollywood police spokesman Jaime Hernandez said in a news conference. The pilot, identified as Randall Shur, 52, of Pompano Beach, reported engine trouble during the routine maintenance flight.

"I don't know if we're going to make it in," Shur told air traffic controllers.

Hernandez said Shur reported the issue to the airport tower but couldn't make it there in time, so he attempted to land in the street.

"It looks like it might have struck something on the ground, probably a telephone poll," Hernandez said.

Sky 10 was above the scene as the tail of the plane was resting against a fence outside a home. 

Michael Contreras was home at the time.

"I don't know what happened," Contreras told Local 10 News.

The plane was later removed and taken to North Perry General Aviation Airport.

Contreras walked Local 10 News reporter Victor Oquendo to the spot where the plane came down. When Contreras checked for damage, he didn't find much.

"Your fence looks like it's in fine shape," Oquendo told Contreras.

"It's a miracle," Contreras said, laughing.

Shur was seen with a bandage wrapped around his head while speaking to police. He was examined at the scene and treated for minor lacerations.

About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.