Plane crashes into water off Haulover Beach

No injuries reported


HAULOVER BEACH, Fla. – A plane crashed into the water Tuesday off Haulover Beach, WPLG reports.

The crash was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the area of 108th Street and Collins Avenue.

WPLG was above the Haulover Beach Inlet shortly after as a Coast Guard boat and several Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boats and vehicles were in the area. Authorities were also seen speaking to witnesses about what happened.

A man who witnessed the crash, Hardy Sides, told WPLG that the plane nose-dived into the water.

A Fire Rescue representative said two people were onboard the Piper PA 28, but no one was injured in the crash.

They were checked out by paramedics on scene and were not taken to a hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement shortly after the crash and said that the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 8 miles east of Opa-locka at 11:47 a.m.

"The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause," the statement said.

The single-engine plane is registered to Growl Inc. in Merritt Island. 

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