2 injured when plane bounces off runway at Homestead General Aviation Airport

Piper PA-28 crash lands in grass along canal bank

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Two people were injured Monday afternoon when a plane made a crash landing at a Homestead airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Piper PA-28 went off the runway at Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport, bounced and came to a rest on the grass next to a canal, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one person was airlifted to a hospital and another person was taken by ambulance. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Sky 10 was above the scene as one person was being placed onto a stretcher.

The plane landed on its belly in the grass along a nearby canal bank. The nose and propeller were damaged.

According to FAA records, the plane was built in 1966 and is registered to Sandy and Santiago Gonzalez.

Bergen said the FAA is investigating.

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