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Aviation => Aviation Accidents/Incidents => Topic started by: KB4TEZ on August 28, 2020, 10:35:38 AM

Title: Small plane makes an emergency landing near Weston; 2 aboard
Post by: KB4TEZ on August 28, 2020, 10:35:38 AM
WESTON — A single-engine Cessna 172 made an emergency landing in a field in the Everglades on Thursday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot reported the plane was west of Weston near Everglades Park, about a quarter-mile south of Mile Marker 35 on Interstate 75/Alligator Alley.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded and discovered the plane had crashed upside down in an area that was not accessible by land, so the firefighter-paramedics ventured out through the tall sawgrass in air boats with aerial guidance from a helicopter, said battalion chief Michael B. Kane.

Two men were on board the plane, a pilot and his student both in their mid to late 20s. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue did not identify the men. They were tucked underneath the tail section of the overturned plane, which was still in one piece, Kane said.