Broward County

Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Broward County

Officials working to determine how many were on board when plane went down

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What to Know

  • Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in Broward County Friday morning
  • The twin-engine Aero Commander crashed in the area of Pembroke Road and S. Park Road around 9 a.m.
  • Surveillance video showed the plane hitting a building and breaking into pieces before hitting the ground

Authorities responded after a small plane crashed in an industrial area in Broward County Friday morning, killing two people.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Aero Commander crashed in the area of Pembroke Road and S. Park Road near Pembroke Park around 9 a.m.

Two bodies were found at the scene, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. Officials said they were working to determine how many people were on board the plane.

Aerial footage showed the damaged plane in the parking lot of a self storage building with a yellow tarp covering what appeared to be a body.

Surveillance video from the business showed the plane slamming into the building and breaking into pieces as it tumbled to the ground.

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The building also appeared to have been damaged in the crash.

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A building was damaged when a small plane crashed in Broward County on Aug. 28, 2020.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said deputies and fire rescue crews responded to the scene, along with crime scene and homicide detectives.

Records showed the plane had left Pompano Beach Airpark just minutes before the crash and was headed to Opa-locka.

The plane was owned by Conquest Air Cargo but the company said it's not used in day-to-day cargo operations.

"Our concern is with the pilots and their families," the company said in a statement. "We will continue to work with the relevant authorities to obtain more information regarding this situation."

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident.

No other information was immediately known.

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