FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The pilot of a small plane that crash landed in the Everglades last month has died.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
The Piper aircraft, which had taken off from Jacksonville, was headed to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport with the three men on board when it crashed at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, October 26th, about 16 miles from its destination, near U.S. 27 just north of Griffin Road.READ MORE: Hundreds Attend 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park For Freedom For Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua
The two passengers, Steven Browning and Robert Spohrer, were able to make it out of the badly damaged aircraft on their own.
Six firefighters using the Jaws of Life had to cut the pilot, James Alexander Townsend, 63, from the wreck. He was airlifted to the hospital.MORE NEWS: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
The cause of the crash remains unknown.