Small plane crashes into Fort Lauderdale condo building
Reports say pilot is confirmed dead
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Helicopter video shows a small plane that was towing a banner has crashed into a condominium building in Fort Lauderdale.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration siad that the crash occurred at 11:45 a.m. Friday at 3015 N. Ocean Blvd. The plane, a Piper Pa-25 aircraft, took off from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, according to the FAA.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told News 6 sister station WPLG the plane crashed between the 16th and 17th floors of the building and then landed on a neighboring pool deck below. Gollen reportedly said the building was occupied but no residemts were hurt, though the buidling was evacuated.
The plane's pilot has been confirmed dead, according to 7 News. It's unknown if there were any passengers on the plane.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 6/ClickOrlando.com for updates.
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