Plane Crash-Lands Upside Down at North Perry Airport

Dec. 3, 2020

A plane crash-landed upside down at North Perry Airport on Wednesday, but neither the pilot nor passenger were hurt, officials said.

The two flyers were aboard the single-engine Piper PA-38 Tomahawk, traveling over Pembroke Pines on Wednesday morning, when the pilot made an emergency landing, according to a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane had taken off from the same airport before the crash.

Engine failure is suspected as the cause of the crash, according to Pembroke Pines Fire Division Chief Marcel Rodriguez.

The plane came to its final resting place on Loop Road on the south side of North Perry Airport, adjacent to Broward College.

The plane is registered to Everglades Aviation Academy in Weston. Attempts to reach someone at the flight school were unsuccessful.

Officials haven’t released the pilot’s name.

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Austen Erblat can be reached at [email protected], 954-599-8709 or on Twitter @AustenErblat.


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