Two Flight School Planes Crash Over Florida Everglades – 4 People Missing and Suspected to be Dead

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Two planes crashed over the Florida Everglades in midair. The planes’ wreckage was located approximately miles west of the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport. Each plane had two occupants according to the Broward County Florida’s Sheriff’s Office. The wreckage area was only accessible by Airboat due to the swampy area where the wreckage landed. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) will conduct an investigation along with local authorities to try to locate the survivors (if any) and remains of the dead. It is interesting and tragic to note that each plane was on a training flight at the time of the crash. It is uncertain at this time who was piloting the planes at the time of the crash. The airplanes were identified as a Cessna 172 and a Piper PA-44 Seminole. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s office, both planes were operating under Visual Flight Rules. This makes it the responsibility of the pilot for avoiding other aircraft in the airspace. One of the occupants of the plane has been reported to be Bryan Sax, a 37 year old from Aspen, Colorado. Sax has two daughters and a step son. You can read more about this tragic crash at Two Planes Collide over Florida Everglades – Four People Presumed Dead.

An accident reconstruction team will be assembled by the Federal Aviation Authority which will examine the wreckage, equipment, flight plans, documents from the aviation schools, and other documents / evidence to determine the cause of the crash and the responsibility for the crash.