Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead

No survivors have been reported after two small planes collided in mid-air Sunday (12/07) and crashed into the Everglades.

The wreckage of the planes, one a Cessna, the other a Piper, were found around 6:30 a-m west of U.S. 27 and south of Alligator Alley by a Coast Guard helicopter. The area, about 2.7 miles southwest of Holiday Park, is used for training and practice by civilian pilots. The areas where the planes went down can only be reached by airboat.

Aviation authorities say both planes departed Saturday (12/06) afternoon from South Florida.? The Piper left Ft. Lauderdale with one person on board. The Cessna 172 left Pembroke Pines with two people on board..

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash before making the final determination.

The Cessena is registered to Christiansen Aviation in Wilmington, Delaware. The Piper is registered to Airline Transport Professional, also from Wilmington

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