Small plane makes emergency landing near Krome Avenue

Pilot, passenger not hurt

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A small plane made an emergency landing Tuesday morning on U.S. Route 27 near Krome Avenue in Miramar.

Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg said Terry Cress was flying from Immokalee on the way to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines when the engine of the Piper PA-28 started making some strange noises.

Cress decided not to chance it and landed the plane in a turning lane along busy U.S. 27.

The plane landed in the northbound lanes, just north of the Miami-Dade County line. 

"He landed very softly," witness Marta De La Rosa said in Spanish. "I'm so emotional because it was so dangerous." 

Cress and his passenger were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident and said the plane experienced an engine-related problem.

About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."