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: Arrest Made After Social Media Threat Targets Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
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: CBS4 Exclusive: Support Beams At Dadeland Mall Parking Garage Alarms Shoppers
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: Florida Farmers Grapple With Transportation Problems
A second report may include the cause for the fatal flight but that’s not expected to be released for 12-to-24 months.