Cessna 172P plane crashes at North Perry Airport

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 11:14:06-04

Police and rescue crews responded to an airplane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines Saturday morning.

According to Pembroke Pines Police, a student pilot, 36-year-old Luis Castillo, was flying a 1982 Cessna Skyhawk model 172P. While landing, the aircraft skidded from the runway and traveled on the air field colliding with a runway identification marker sign.

The crash caused around $4,500 of property damage to the runway sign, and around $10,000 of property damage to the plane, police say.

The Federal Aviation Administration responded to further the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police

Department at 954-431-2200 or call Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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