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Student pilot crashes at North Perry Airport, police say $15k of damage

Herald 2001 file photo of plane taking off from North Perry Airport.
Herald 2001 file photo of plane taking off from North Perry Airport.

A Saturday morning flight into the North Perry Airport ended with what police said is almost $15,000 of damage.

A 37-year-old student pilot botched the landing of the 1982 Cesna Skyhawk, sending him skidding from the runway onto the airfield and finally crashing into a runway marker sign.

The cost to fix the sign? About $4,500, Pembroke Pines Police said. The plane is twice as expensive to repair, coming in at $10,000.

The pilot, Luis Castillo, is uninjured and was alone in the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating

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