2 Hurt When Small Plane Makes Rough Landing in Homestead

Two people were injured when a small plane made a rough landing near a Homestead airport Monday.

The incident was reported in the 28700 block of Southwest 217th Avenue.

Officials said two people, a pilot and passenger, were on board the single-engine Piper plane when the pilot lost control during landing. The plane bounced and came to a rest near a fence.

Footage showed the small plane in a grassy area next to a canal near Miami-Homestead General Aviation Airport.

One person was airlifted to Jackson South while the other person was taken by ground, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.

Family members told NBC 6 the 56-year-old pilot was in critical condition. They didn't want to give his name because some relatives haven't been notified.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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