2 dead after small plane crashes onto roof of Miramar house

Crash occurs in neighborhood just south of North Perry Airport
small plane on roof of home in Miramar, Oct. 17, 2022
Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-17 17:12:42-04

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Two people were killed when a small plane crashed into the backyard of a Miramar home Monday, apparently landing on its nose and partially resting on the roof.

The plane crashed shortly after taking off from nearby North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

Helicopter video from NBC affiliate WTVJ showed the plane wedged between the backyard fence and the house, with its tail in the air.

A portion of the plane's wing could be seen on the roof of the home.

firefighters on roof helping to secure small plane that crashed into Miramar home, Oct. 17, 2022
Firefighters work to secure plane that partially landed on the roof of this home, Oct. 17, 2022, in Miramar, Fla.

"We can confirm that there are two fatalities," Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said.

The crash occurred in a neighborhood just south of the airport.

Firefighters could be seen working to secure the plane and safely lower it to the ground.

Rues said the two people who died were the occupants of the plane. Their identities haven't been released.

A woman was inside her home with her 2-year-old child, but they were not injured.

It was not immediately known what led to the crash or the details of the flight.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.