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Banner plane crash lands in lake; pilot safe

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NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A small banner plane crash-landed safely in a lake, a few miles south of North Perry Airport, Friday.

"I was seeing the plane going around in circles, but then it started coming down and down, and then I never thought that it was gonna land in the lake," Edgar Rodriguez said as he described what he witnessed.

The crash site was four-and-half miles southeast of the North Perry tower, among several houses.

"All of a sudden, everybody was yelling, 'There's a plane down! There's a plane down!'" Christine McCloud said.

The accident occurred about 1 p.m. People living and working near Northeast Third Court and 199th Street were shocked as they watched the plane hit the water.

Alvero Psevozink was the first on the scene after the crash and was able to assist the pilot. "Me and my wife, we helped him out of the water and he explained ... he told us that he ran out of gas, so he was like, looking for a safe place to land, and he saw the lake," he said.

Rob Ramirez, the pilot, was able to escape the crash unharmed. He said he felt lucky he was able to make the emergency landing without hitting any homes or people. "Fortunately, I made it to a place where nobody else was hurt," he said.

Neighbors were amazed and said anyone who was able to make that kind of landing must be an experienced pilot.


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