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Rescue workers respond to small plane crash west of US 27 near Pembroke Pines

2 people injured in small plane crash near Pembroke Pines

A small plane with two people on board crashed down in the Everglades.
A small plane with two people on board crashed down in the Everglades.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Authorities responded Saturday to a small plane down in southwest Broward County.

The crash happened in the area west of U.S. 27 and Johnson Street.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a Champion 7ECA, which is a single-engine, two-seat aircraft.

According to Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, a call came in just after 4 p.m. Saturday of an aircraft down with two people on board.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the aircraft crash in the Everglades at about 5 p.m.

When rescue helicopters arrived, officials said, one of the patients was found onboard a private citizen's airboat. Miami-Dade Air Rescue lowered a flight medic and conducted a hoist operation off the private airboat.

Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Officials said the patient was later airlifted to the closest trauma center as a trauma alert. An airboat and helicopter with the Broward Sheriff's Office assisted the second patient, who was also taken to the same Broward facility.

A helicopter with Miami-Dade police was also at the scene and assisted by locating the site of the crash, as well as Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Troy Blevins is a Digital Content Editor who has been with Graham Media Group since 2012.