Miami – A small plane crashed on Tuesday in a shopping center in Miramar, a city located in Broward County (southeast Florida), killing one of two occupants, while the other and a passerby were wounded of varying degrees, they reported. The authorities.
The device, model Piper PA-34, reportedly had mechanical problems during an instructional flight when it crashed this morning and hit a Chase bank office, Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said.
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Rues also confirmed that one of the plane’s occupants, who belongs to the Wayman Aviation flight school, died on the spot, while the other crew member was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
Local 10 confirmed for its part that the wounded crew member is the instructor.
“We have a third person who was injured by the rubble,” added the police spokeswoman.
In a video published by Local 10, and supplied by a witness of what happened, the moment in which the aircraft is losing height and collides with a power line before crashing is appreciated.
On the other hand, a helicopter from the Total Traffic Miami service captured the scene minutes after the impact and published it on its Twitter profile, where a fire command is observed trying to smother the flames caused by the explosion.
According to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane crashed while trying to land on Pembroke Road at 9:30 a.m. local time.
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In the square where it crashed, in addition to the bank, there is a supermarket and a gas station.
The device had departed from North Perry Airport and the pilot told air traffic controllers that he was trying to return when the device fell, the same source said.
The identity of the deceased person, as well as that of the wounded, was not provided.