News Plane Crashes — 30 April 2017

Two people were able to walk away safely from a plane crash in Coral Springs.

The single engine Piper PA-32RT-300 with registration number: N31678 plane went down just northwest of the bend at the Sawgrass Exwy Sunday afternoon.

Both occupants inside were not hurt, officials said.

The Coral Springs Fire Department shared a picture of the aircraft in a field.

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A small plane crashed in the Everglades northwest of the Sawgrass Expressway and Sample Road about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, but the two people on board were not injured, a Coral Springs fire official said.

A Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter landed on a nearby levee and confirmed that both the pilot and passenger were not injured, said Coral Springs Division Fire Chief Michael Moser.

Moser did not have details on where the plane was coming from or heading.

The Piper fixed-wing single-engine plane is registered to an LLC in Wilmington, Del., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Officials did not release the names of the passenger or the pilot Sunday afternoon.

“NTSB is going to go out,” Moser said. “We were told it was a Piper aircraft. They landed in the Everglades.”

The Federal Aviation Administration on site investigating on Sunday afternoon, Moser said.

Moser said his department responds to a few plane crashes and emergency landings each year.

Coral Springs Fire Rescue sent 15 rescue workers to the scene. Tamarac firefighters also responded to 911 calls reporting the plane was at Commercial Boulevard, Moser said.

“We sent two engines, two rescues, two shift supervisors,” Moser said. “We sent our guide boat because they said it was out in the Everglades. And we also sent a six-wheel off-road vehicle.”

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