MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities have confirmed that the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday did not survive.READ MORE: Travel Restricted From Southern Africa, Dow Drops 905 Points Over New COVID Variant Concerns
The pilot of the Piper PA 60 aircraft had departed from Miami Executive and was returning to the airport after declaring an emergency.READ MORE: Alex Ovechkin's Hat Trick Gives Capitals 4-3 Victory Over Panthers
The plane didn’t make it back, however, crashing one and a half miles west of the airport in an empty field, at 2:50 p.m.
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The FAA is investigating. The NTSB will determine the cause of the accident.