Small plane makes emergency landing in Crandon Park

The pilots of a small plane performed an emergency landing at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Crandon Park, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. 

Key Biscayne Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene, and treated the plane's two pilots, Lt. Felipe Lay said. 

"Fortunately, they suffered only minor abrasions and one gentleman had to be transported to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries," Lay said.  

The plane took out a light pole and part of a tree during its descent. 

"When I saw that it was a legit plane, I mean, I was really (shaken)," Joey Kravetz, a witness, said. "At first we thought a tree fell because we saw, like, a big, kind of long-thing lying on the ground, kind of encroaching into the street. And then, as we got closer, we saw that it was like a two-seater plane." 

Jake Schwartz was also at the crash scene. 

"This is the kind of thing you see on the news a lot but you never expect to happen," he said. "A plane's never going to go down while I'm on the street. And one to two minutes different, maybe, and the flight could have crashed down on the street and we could have been there," Schwartz said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified about the crash, Lay said. 

 

 

 

 

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