PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A police officer and his two children are among the four people who were injured when a small plane crashed on Thursday in Broward County.
The plane was still at the location of the crash near the intersection of Jodi Lane and Pembroke Road as an investigation continued Friday morning.
A group of boys was playing football at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday when they saw the plane approaching. They took off running and jumped a fence.
Residents of Pembroke Pines’ Honeywoods community reported hearing an explosion.
Maria Njoku, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the single-engine SOCATA TB10 Tobago had departed North Perry Airport before crashing about a mile away.
Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue personnel rushed to the scene of the fiery crash. All of the injured were aboard the plane.
A helicopter took one of the injured to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Fire Rescue took the others injured to Memorial Regional Hospital.
Njoku said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash, with the NTSB taking the lead in the investigation.