Small Plane Attempting To Land On Road Skids, Flips Into Levee In Everglades

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CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a small plane attempting to land on a roadway ended up skidding into a levee in the Everglades.

A female flight instructor and her 18-year-old student were just six miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when the plane lost power.

“Just past the sawgrass that’s when we lost all the power,” said the flight instructor, who did not want to be identified. “And then we knew we weren’t going to make it there so I just decided to choose here rather than over there by the houses and then having difficulty finding a spot so that’s how we just came here.”

Pictures from the scene show the Cessna 152 flipped over on its top after having slid into the marshy ground.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, there were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

The FAA is investigating and will release more details in due time.

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