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Small plane makes hard landing near swampy area in Loxahatchee

PBSO says everyone got out safely and aircraft is intact
small plane hard landing in Loxahatchee, Oct. 14, 2020
Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 11:04:45-04

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — A small plane made a hard landing near a swampy area of Loxahatchee on Wednesday morning.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the aircraft went down around 10 a.m. in the area of 190th Street North and 94th Street North, which is in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

Officials with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said three people were on board the plane, but none of them were hurt.

Exclusive video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed the single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk on a dirt road just feet from a swampy area and homes.


Chopper video of plane hard landing in Loxahatchee

The initial investigation revealed the pilot was forced to make a hard landing when the aircraft started experiencing engine trouble.