NEW: Pilot dies in small plane crash near Miami airport

Dec 10, 2017
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
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A pilot was killed this afternoon when a small plane crashed after taking off from Miami Executive Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The pilot was the only person aboard the Piper PA 60, the FAA said, but police have not confirmed this, WSVN reports. Miami-Dade police said they have taken over the investigation.

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The plane crashed near the 12100 block of Southwest 157th Avenue, about 1 1/2 miles west of the airport, just before 3 p.m.

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