Ultralight Aircraft Crashes Into Homestead Nursery: MDFR

A pilot is lucky to be alive after his Ultralight aircraft went down in Homestead Tuesday.

It happened around 11 a.m. inside United Nursery near Southwest 217th Avenue and Southwest 312th Street, just on the outskirts of the Homestead General Aviation Airport.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said more than 50 employees were working at the nursery at the time, but no one was injured.

It's unclear whether the aircraft went down during takeoff or landing. However, a co-worker of the pilot said he got caught in some wind and couldn't pull the plane up, and then lost control.

According to the FAA, the plane was homemade: "It's basically like an aircraft, but it's homemade built."

The plane has met all the FAA standards, according to authorities.

The NTSB said it was gathering information on the incident, but has not launched an investigation.

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