Small plane crashes into backyard of home in Miramar, killing 2 onboard

Plane had departed on test flight before fatal crash, airport employee says

A small plane crashed Monday morning in the backyard of a home in Miramar, killing the two people who were onboard, authorities confirmed.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A small plane crashed Monday morning in the backyard of a home in Miramar, killing the two people who were onboard, authorities confirmed.

Sky 10 was above the scene in the 2200 block of Jamaica Drive shortly after noon as the plane appeared to have nosedived near the pool of a home.

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Local 10 News has since learned that a woman, Manyerenis Moreno, and her 2-year-old son Tyler Flores were inside the home at the time, but they were not injured.

“I heard that big noise right on top of us. I thought it was the transformer, but I grabbed the baby and when I went outside, I saw the plane on top of the roof,” Moreno said.

Moreno said she was outside just moments before the crash.

“I am still in shock because I was outside 10 minutes before that, and then I went to my bedroom and heard that,” she said.

Previous South Florida plane crashes:

Monday's small plane crash in Miramar was one of a number of recent plane crashes in South Florida.

Moreno’s husband raced home, but luckily his family was safe.

Authorities confirmed, however, that the two people onboard the plane died. Their identities have not yet been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the single-engine Aventura II crashed near the North Perry Airport around 11:45 a.m.

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According to airport personnel, a mechanic had been working on the small plane Monday, which had departed on a test flight shortly before it crashed.

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Witnesses told Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos that they saw the plane struggling to stay in the air moments before it crashed.

“I heard the engine stop and the plane started turning back around like that with no sound, and then it turned back on for a little bit and then it started going down and I lost sight of it,” one witness, identified only as Rick, said.

Power was shut off in the area immediately after the crash as a precaution.

A spokeswoman for the Miramar Police Department confirmed that the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.


About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.