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.
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.