Traffic alert in Broward: North Park Road remains closed amid fatal single-engine plane crash probe

Pilot of Aerial Banners Piper dies in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In Broward County, North Park Road remained closed at Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday. Federal investigators were working there after a Piper PA-25 Pawnee crashed killing the pilot.

Witnesses said the pilot never came out of the single-engine Piper PA-25-235 after the fiery crash at about 12:45 p.m., on Wednesday, in Hollywood.

The pilot departed at about 12:25 p.m., from North Perry Airport, in Pembroke Pines, according to the FlightAware database, which also indicates the plane with tail N430AB is owned by Aerial Banners in Pembroke Pines.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported the National Transportation Safety Board was leading the investigation.

This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Frine Gomez contributed to this report.

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