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FAA investigating small plane forced to land on Krome Avenue

The FAA is investigating what happened that made a pilot land a single engine plane on a busy roadway.
The FAA is investigating what happened that made a pilot land a single engine plane on a busy roadway.

SOUTHWEST MIAMI DADE, Fla. – A small plane was forced to land on Krome Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade County.

It happened Saturday afternoon approximately 1.5 miles west of Miami Executive Airport, also known as Tamiami Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) who is investigating the incident, the plane is a single-engine Piper J-5A.

Police blocked off parts of Krome Avenue after the plane ended up in the northbound lanes.

Officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department and Florida State Troopers were at the scene after the plane landed.

There has been no official word on injuries but the pilot was walking around and appeared to be OK.


About the Author:

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!