FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – It’s been weeks since a banner plane crashed into a building on Fort Lauderdale Beach but new details are still emerging.READ MORE: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle More Prep Work For New Solar Panels
Officials say the pilot was on his first solo banner flight when he crashed into the 19-story condominium.
In the preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board, it said the pilot was scheduled to fly two hours with a company banner from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town Dine Out Takeout: Famed Private Chef Opens First Restaurant Perl By Chef IP
Witnesses reported seeing the plane flying and making a sharp turn towards the mainland.
That’s when the plane crashed.
The pilot was killed in the wreck.MORE NEWS: MDC North Campus Site Administered Nearly 3,000 COVID Vaccinations
A second report may include the cause for the fatal flight but that’s not expected to be released for 12-to-24 months.