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Two planes collide, crash in Florida Everglades
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:32:20 PM »
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — One of the four people killed when two planes collided and crashed in the Florida Everglades worked as a flight instructor at the Lantana Airport, CBS12 has learned.

The two planes went down Tuesday afternoon in an area about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport.

During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, police said 72-year-old Ralph Knight worked as a subcontracted flight inspector with the FAA. Recrods show he had certifications as an airline transport pilot and flight instructor.

Palm Beach Flight Training told CBS12 Knight worked as a flight instructor there, and was there as early as last week. Records show Knight's last known address is Lake Worth.

Authorities recovered three bodies Tuesday afternoon and retrieved the fourth body Wednesday morning.

Miami-Dade Police identified the other victims as 22-year-old Jorge A. Sanchez, 22-year-old Carlos Alfredo Scarpati, and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal.

The planes are from Dean International, which is a flight school at Miami Executive Airport, CBS Miami reports.

Police said Knight and Sejwal were flying in one plane. Sanchez and Scarpati were in the other. Scarpati was a student at Dean International, the other three were pilots.

MIAMI (CBS12) — Two planes collided and crashed in the Florida Everglades, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
The crash scene is in the western part of the county near 22700 SW 8 Street.
Emergency crews are using air boats to navigate to the crash scenes.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says the number of people on board both planes is not yet known or whether there are injuries or fatalities.

The FAA tells CBS12 it has investigators headed to the crash scene.
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