Plane Crashes on Florida Turnpike; Cause Unknown

Oct 12, 2011 3:44pm

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A single-engine plane crash landed on the Florida Turnpike outside Miami Wednesday, but the cause of the crash remained unclear.

Authorities said the plane landed at about 1 p.m. on the northbound side of the turnpike near Hollywood, Fla., and appeared to have broken its wings.

According to the Pines County Fire Department, two people on board were transported to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and there was no other damage to vehicles or people on the highway.

The plane departed from the Opa Locka airport and was headed to the North Perry Airport, Broward County Aviation Department spokesman Gregory Meyer said.

The air traffic control tower had cleared the plane for landing, and the plane crashed at some time after that all-clear signal, Meyer said.

Footage captured by television station helicopters showed victims being removed from the wreckage on stretchers at the scene.

The 2008 Socata TBM-700 single turboprop with the tail number N37SV was listed as owned by the SV Leasing Company of Florida, located in Miami, Fla.

Calls to the Florida Highway Patrol were not immediately returned.

ABC News’ Kevin Kraus and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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