3 survive Everglades plane crash


BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A small twin-engine airplane owned by a Jacksonville law firm crashed Monday in the Everglades in western Broward County with three aboard, WJXT reports.

The FAA says all three survived.

WPLG-TV's helicopter was flying to another news event when the pilot spotted the downed plane near U.S. Highway 27 in the Everglades.

The pilot was still inside the cockpit and appeared to be injured.

WPLG's chopper landed briefly and engineer Juan Rodriguez tried to help the pilot escape. Firefighters arrived a short time later and were working to help the pilot.

The airplane is registered to Spohrer and Dodd Aviation LLC at the same address as the Spohrer and Dodd law firm in downtown Jacksonville. Records show the Piper PA-31-350 left Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport Monday morning.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.