MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities have confirmed that the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday did not survive.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
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: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
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.
Only the pilot was inside.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
The FAA is investigating. The NTSB will determine the cause of the accident.