Small plane lands safely in southwest Miami-Dade

Pilot lands plane at Lindbergh's Landing after reporting smoke in cabin

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A small plane landed safely Thursday in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the single-engine Piper PA-28R landed safely at Lindbergh's Landing, a private grass strip near Southwest 160th Street and Krome Avenue, after the pilot reported smoke in the aircraft at about 10:45 am. 

She said the pilot was the only person aboard the plane.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the pilot wasn't injured. 

The plane is registered to the Pilot Training Center in Miami. 

Bergen said a Cessna 172 aircraft also landed safely early Thursday in a field about 1/2 mile west of Miami Executive Airport.

Bergen said the pilot landed the plane about 2 a.m. after reporting that it had lost power. 

The pilot was the only person aboard during that incident as well.

The FAA is investigating both incidents. 

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