Who died in the Pembroke Pines plane crash in Florida?

Who died in the Pembroke Pines plane crash in Florida?

August 28, 2020

AT LEAST two people are dead after a small plane crashed at an industrial area of south Broward County.

The crash occurred Friday at 9am and the plane landed on its roof in Florida.

Here is more on the deadly plane crash in Pembroke Pines 

Where was the plane crash? 

The Friday morning accident occurred at an industrial park located in 1781 S. Park Road in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Video taken at the scene shows the plane on its roof as the wreck lies in the middle of the street. 

Who died? 

Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman Don Prichard told the Miami Herald on Friday that both the pilot and passenger on board were killed.

The body of one person was surrounded by debris and visible towards the front of the plane.

Prichard wouldn't reveal whether the plane passengers were male or female and said their families were being notified.

He said he wasn't aware if either person had issued a distress call.

How many small plane crashes occur in a year?

The crash in Florida is one of hundreds that happen every year

  • Figures from the National Transportation Safety Board indicate that 97 percent of aviation fatalities occur in general aviation, not in commercial flights
  • According to ABC News, there is an average of five small plane crashes each day, resulting in approximately 500 deaths annually
  • The size of the plane does not determine how safe it is

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) registry, the plane is a twin-engine Aero Commander that is registered to Conquest Air. Inc. out of Miami Lakes.

FAA spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt says it is unclear how many people were boarded on the plane before crashing. 

Why did the plane crash? 

The crash is still under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

How many people were injured?

It is unclear how many were injured, but Prichard confirmed two people on board had died.

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