Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING BOUNCED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A CANAL AREA, HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man is being airlifted to the hospital after a small plane made a rough landing on the edge of the Florida Everglades, Monday afternoon.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the single-engine Piper went down near Southwest 287th Street and 187th Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Witnesses said the plane was attempting to land at Homestead General Aviation Airport when it was carried away by strong winds. The aircraft then went past the runway and over a canal before landing on its belly.
According to officials, two people were on board, and rushed to the hospital.
One person was transported via air rescue, while the other was transported via ground rescue.
7Skyforce HD captured the victim being put in a helicopter by paramedics. He is being taken to an area hospital as a trauma alert.
The plane sustained serious damage to the nose.
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Two people were injured when a small plane made a rough landing near a Homestead airport Monday.
The incident was reported in the 28700 block of Southwest 217th Avenue.
Officials said two people, a pilot and passenger, were on board the single-engine Piper plane when the pilot lost control during landing.
Footage showed the small plane in a grassy area next to a canal near Miami-Homestead General Aviation Airport.
One person was airlifted to Jackson South while the other person was taken by ground, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.
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A small plane landed hard, bouncing along Runway 36 at Homestead General Aviation Airport Monday afternoon, before stopping near a canal, federal officials said.
A separated tire could be spotted about six feet from the plane, which also was split in the front.
A Miami-Dade Fire spokeswoman confirmed that two people on board were taken to the hospital — one of whom was airlifted as a trauma alert. The plane went down at about 4:45 p.m. at 28700 SW 217th Ave., at the Homestead airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the Piper PA/28 had only two people on board.
Greg Chin, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Aviation Department, said the plane was coming from Miami Executive Airport.
Investigators were there into the night collecting evidence on what may have caused the fixed single-engine plane to go down.
According to FAA records, the plane, which was built in 1966, was registered to Sandy and Santiago Gonzalez.
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