Jamaican Student Pilot Dies In Fiery Plane Crash In Florida

A Jamaican student pilot died in a fiery small plane crash on Tuesday in Mirimar, Florida (USA).

The deceased is 25-year-old Mark Daniel Scott. 

Scott reportedly clipped a power line as he attempted to make an emergency landing on a public road.

The plane was reportedly engulfed in flames just moments later after crashing next to a shopping plaza.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said: “Our understanding is that there were mechanical issues and the plane was attempting to return to North Perry Airport, was not able to make it to the airport, and was attempting to land on Pembroke road.”

Investigators in Florida say this was a training flight from Wayman Aviation Academy at North Perry airport.

Following the tragic accident, Eddy Luy, Vice President of the Wayman Aviation Academy said: “We had a senior student, just about to complete his training with us and an experienced instructor flying out this morning. They had some trouble and followed all the emergency procedures. It seems like chance was not with them this morning.”

He added:

“The instructor is in stable condition and hopefully will be just fine. Our thoughts are with the student pilot’s family, he did not make it.”


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