Small Plane Crash Lands in Pompano Beach

Small plane Crash Lands in Pompano Beach

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel and Christina Hernandez
|  Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 11:18 PM EDT
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A single engine plane made a crash landing near the Pompano Beach Air Park, and one person aboard sustained a minor injury, authorities said.

A single engine plane made a crash landing near the Pompano Beach Air Park, and one person aboard sustained a minor injury, authorities said.

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A small plane crashed in Pompano Beach and one person aboard sustained a minor injury.
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A single engine plane made a crash landing near the Pompano Beach Air Park, and one person aboard sustained a minor injury, authorities said.

The Cessna was being piloted by a 42-year-old male student and his 27-year-old male instructor, said Sandra King, Pompano Beach spokeswoman. They had taken off from the air park when something went wrong with the plane and it lost power, King said.

The instructor took over piloting the plane and attempted to land it at the air park, but it went down just short of it at 500 NE 10th Street.

The plane broke in half upon impact and some fuel spilled on the road where it crashed, authorities said.

The student sustained an injury to the hand, she said.

"This is their lucky day," King said.

Both will be transported to North Broward Medical Center.

The plane's registered owner is Aircraft Leasing N739JN LLC based in Plantation. A telephone number for the company couldn't immediately be found.

"I have heard of crashes over here before but I have never seen anything like this," said Jack Doyle, who lives in the area.

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