1 killed when small plane crashes in South Florida swampland

A small plane crashed in South Florida swampland. NBC News image

MIAMI (WESH)—Authorities in South Florida have located the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in Broward County.

The plane and its pilot were reported missing at 12:19 a.m. Monday. The pilot’s name was not released. The aircraft was described as a RV-7 experimental airplane.

In a statement, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office says the plane was spotted in a “swampland” outside Coral Springs, east of U.S. 27 and seven miles north of Interstate 75. At first, rescue units couldn’t get to the crash site due to the terrain.

Around 7 a.m., the sheriff’s office’s marine unit and fire rescue arrived to confirm the single occupant of the plane was killed.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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