Pembroke Pines

3 Dead After Small Plane Crashes, Hits Car in Florida

FAA officials said the single-engine plane crashed around 3 p.m., shortly after takeoff from North Perry Airport

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Two people were killed when the small plane they were in crashed in a Pembroke Pines neighborhood Monday afternoon, hitting a car as it went down and leaving the adult inside injured while a child inside later died, officials said.

Pembroke Pines Police said the crash happened in the area of Southwest 72nd Avenue and Southwest 13th Street.

Surveillance footage from a nearby home showed the plane coming down and hitting the car before slamming into the ground and erupting into a ball of flames.

Aerial footage showed the wreckage of the plane up against an airport fence as firefighters sprayed it down, just across the street from a residential neighborhood. Other pieces of the plane were scattered around the scene.

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Scene of a fatal plane crash in Pembroke Pines on March 15, 2021.

Rescue workers were also seen helping someone who was in the damaged vehicle onto a stretcher and into the back of an ambulance.

The two people on the plane were killed at the scene, fire rescue officials said. An adult and child who were in the car that was hit had to be extricated from the vehicle and were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in serious condition. The adult was later released while the child died late Monday night, according to sources to NBC 6.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Two people on board a small plane died after it crashed into a car in Pembroke Pines. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport, around 3 p.m.

One woman said she was nearby when the plane went down and described the horrific scene.

"We heard a tremendous noise and we went out and everybody was on fire, everything was bad," Annabelle Fernandez said. "It got to the car. It was a mother with her kid and we don’t know what happened to them. The fire rescue came and they got them."

NBC 6's Willard Shepard takes a closer look into the plane crash that killed two people and injured others in Pembroke Pines

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

One neighbor said he has witnessed multiple plane crashes recently.

"Normally this is a concern about everybody around here because this has happened often enough to get concerned," Herman Gaston said.

Officials said the plane also took down a power line. Police were asking drivers to stay clear of the area as the road is still closed Tuesday morning.

Tuesday morning scene of deadly small plane crash in Pembroke Pines (WTVJ-TV)

No other details were immediately known.

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