Three people including a boy have been killed while a woman was injured after a plane crashed in a Pembroke Pines residential area near North Perry Airport.
Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Rescue crews said they responded to the scene near Southwest 72nd Avenue and 13th Street in Pembroke Pines at around 3 p.m., Monday.
According to Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, two people were on board the Beechcraft Bonanza at the time of the crash. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Federal Aviation Administration investigators said the Beechcraft was forced to turn back around towards North Perry Airport shortly after takeoff. It collided with an SUV a few hundred feet short of the runway after it clipped a power line.
A woman and a young boy, who were inside the SUV, were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with traumatic injuries. Pembroke Pines Fire Chief Marcel Rodriguez confirmed the boy died from his injuries late Monday evening.
Aerial footage showed the woman was conscious and alert while she was being placed in the back of an ambulance. The child was pinned inside of the car and had to be freed by firefighters.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Salah Elshaer, who called 911, said. “The car literally looks like it’s just in half. I was thinking about the pilot’s family. It’s so sad, and I saw the people over there. They were hurt, and it’s shocking.”
“We heard like a bomb, like a tremendous noise, and we went outside, and everything was on fire,” resident Annabel Fernandez said. “Everything was bad, and you know, it got to a car. The plane could have, you know, got us all, and I’m very– we’re in shock.”
The impact was captured on a nearby home’s Ring camera. Aerial footage shows the burned plane and the damaged SUV involved.
FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators have arrived on the scene to investigate the crash.
The identities of those on board have not been released.
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