South Florida

Two people injured in plane crash at Boca Raton Airport, fire officials say

Two people were injured when a small plane crashed at the Boca Raton Airport, authorities said.

One person was “trauma alterted” to Delray Medical Center, while the other was treated at the scene, according to Fire officials. They were the only people aboard the single-engine aircraft.

The crash took place at approximately 10:30 a.m Wednesday in front of the Reliable Jet Maintenance hangar, Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Jason Stout said.

According to the airport’s executive director Clara Bennett, the plane had recently taken off but decided to turn back around. The plane then ended up in the parking lot near the hangar. No vehicles were damaged.

Boca Raton Police have closed Airport Road between Cinemark and NW 40th Street. Travelers are advised to seek an alternate route.

The cause of the crash is unknown. Bennett said the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

C. Isaiah Smalls II is a reporter covering breaking and trending news for the Miami Herald. Previously, he worked for ESPN’s The Undefeated as part of their inaugural class of Rhoden Fellows. He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Morehouse College.