Small plane crashes in Everglades; 2 injured

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane has crashed in the Everglades, injuring both men who were on board.

News outlets report the crash occurred Saturday afternoon near U.S. Highway 27, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Pembroke Pines.

Pembroke Pines Fire-Rescue Assistant Division Chief Marcel Rodriguez says one of the men had to be extricated from the aircraft.

Both victims were airlifted to the hospital. The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted that one of the victims suffered minor injuries while the other was being treated as a trauma patient.

Rodriguez says he did not know the plane's flight plan, or what caused it to crash.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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