Pilot lands Cessna safely near canal
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -- A pilot and passenger in a small plane are OK after having to make an emergency landing near Tamiami Airport.
The pilot landed the Cessna 172 on a dirt road along a canal, near Southwest 184th Street and 205th Avenue, just southwest of the small airport. The pilot made the landing just after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Miami-Dade Police arrived at the scene and Air rescue flew out. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue also responded by ground and checked out both people on the plane there at the scene. They did not need transport to the hospital.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers then responded to the scene and will work with the pilot to remove the plane.
The Cessna has been traced to the Top Gun Academy, located inside Tamiami Airport. It remains unknown if the flight originated from there or was headed to that airport.
The plane landed in a lightly populated area with farms and some homes nearby. Nobody was hurt.
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