Two people hospitalized after plane crash in the Everglades

Posted at 9:05 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 11:14:40-04

Two people were rushed to the hospital after the small plane they were on crash into the Everglades in Miami-Dade County.

Crews from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue as well as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, responded to the scene west of Okeechobee Road and Krome Avenue just before 11 p.m., with responders having to be lowered by helicopter to the scene miles west of the roadway.

The two people were airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where their conditions and identity are not known at this time.

Chopper 6 was over the scene Friday morning, showing the wreckage of the plane with the name of a local flight school, Dean International, on the side. A pilot onboard a plane owned by the same company died in a crash last summer in the Everglades near Homestead.

NBC 6 obtained reports from the National Transportation and Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration of downed planes at Dean International. Since 2007, a total of 29 accidents or incidents have been documented, including five fatalities.

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