Two Miami Residents Killed in Homestead Plane Crash; Miami-Dade Police, NTSB, FAA to Investigate

miami-resident-killed-interplane-skyboy.jpgMIAMI— November 1, 2011 – Both local and federal authorities are investigating an unfortunate plane crash that occurred in southwest Miami-Dade County and resulted in two fatalities on Oct. 29, according to information provided by WSVN and the Miami Herald. Two Miami residents, a male pilot and his female passenger, were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in crashed in Homestead for unknown reasons.

Reports indicate pilot Rick Blanco and passenger Andra Bronnenberg were the sole occupants aboard an InterPlane Skyboy ultralight aircraft that was flying above a private airstrip in Homestead when something went horribly wrong. According to National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Jose Obrejon, “Someone actually saw the airplane fly and then go into a spin” before smashing into the private airfield.

Blanco, whom was said to have been an experienced pilot, and Bronnenberg were pronounced dead at the scene of the violent South Florida aviation accident, which occurred in close proximity to Southwest 221st Avenue and 202nd Street in Miami-Dade. Reports noted that the pilot was a member of an unspecified flying club and was attending the club’s annual celebration when the fatal Miami accident occurred.

Officials from the Miami-Dade Police Department, National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the deadly plane crash.


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