BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Officials have identified the passenger killed in a plane crash in Broward County.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old Joaquin Ricalde Magaña was piloting the plane that crashed into a storage building in the 1700 block of South Park Road.READ MORE: 120 Opa-locka Residents Return Home After Gas Explosion At Apartment Complex
After several days of investigation, BSO has now identified the passenger as 53-year-old Nissan Giat.
Surveillance video showed the plane falling to the ground after hitting the storage building at around 9:30 a.m. Friday.
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“I heard a whistling sound. When I looked up I saw this plane, it was so low. I moved a little bit. Just as it passed I heard the engine stall out, then it stalled out twice,” said a witness who works nearby.READ MORE: Police Investigate Double Shooting In NW Miami-Dade
Another witness was on his way to work when he saw it crash.
“On 95 I see the airplane going vertical, so what happened in that split second is for the NTSB to find out,” the witness said.
The building, a storage facility, had damage to a fourth floor window and exterior wall.
According to BSO Sgt. Don Prichard, there was nobody in the building at the time.
The plane was a 1969 Aero Commander 500S, owned by Conquest Air Cargo in Miami Lakes.
They issued a statement, which read:
“Our concern is with the pilots and their families. We will continue to work with the relevant authorities to obtain more information…”MORE NEWS: CDC Issues New Covid-19 Guidance For The Holiday Season
Meanwhile, the FAA and the NTSB continue to investigate.