Plane crashes near runway at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, killing pilot

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A pilot was killed after a small plane crashed at North Perry Airport in Broward County.

It happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday at the airport located off University Drive and Pembroke Road in Pembroke Pines.

Sky 10 was over the crash, where first responders inspected the wreckage and were seen placing a yellow tarp over the damaged aircraft.

According to a spokesperson from the airport, the plane was attempting to take off and reported engine trouble before trying to turn around and land.

Authorities said the pilot was the only person on board.

According to records, the plane is a fixed wing, two-seat, single-engine aircraft built in 2007.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash, as is the Federal Aviation Administration.