Miami-Dade County

Small plane with 4 aboard lands upside down on Haulover Beach

A single-engine propeller plane landed upside down on Haulover Beach on Monday afternoon, one wing in the water and one wing in the sand.

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Beachgoers stand close to the water line next to a small plane that crashed on 108 block in Haulover Beach, on December 24th., 2018. The plane left at 1 pm from Fort Lauderdale with 4 passengers, at 1:33 pm due to engine malfunction had to land. All 4 passengers had no injuries. Alexia Fodere For The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said four people got out of the plane with the help of lifeguards. Rescue workers determined they all had injuries, and none were taken to the hospital after the 1:40 p.m. crash.

The aircraft registry part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s site was down Monday afternoon. But Flightaware.com’s information about the plane from the FAA’s registry said the craft was a 180-horsepower 1978 Cessna, weighing less than 12,500 pounds and owned by Air Con of Fort Lauderdale. Its last flight certificate was issued Feb. 26.

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View of a small plane that crashed at the 108 block in Haulover Beach, on December 24th., 2018. The plane left at 1 pm from Fort Lauderdale airort with 4 passengers, but at 1:33 pm due to engine malfunction had to land. All 4 passengers had no injuries. Alexia Fodere For The Miami Herald

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