Small plane crashes in Everglades, 1 injured, officials say

WESTON, Fla. (AP) – Fire rescue officials say a small plane has crashed in the Florida Everglades, and one person is injured.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says the multi-passenger plane crashed around 12:30 p.m. Monday in southwest Broward County, west of Fort Lauderdale.

Jachles says a news helicopter landed nearby and the crew assisted the injured person. The person was being airlifted to a hospital in Broward County as a trauma alert.

There was no word on what caused the crash or whether other people were on board. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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