Small Plane Crashes in Pembroke Park, Florida Leaving Both Occupants Dead

Two men died after their plane went down in Pembroke Park, FL on August 28th. The Sun-Sentinel says the two occupants, identified as Nissan Giat, 53, of Miramar, and Joaquin Ricalde, 56, of Miami, were flying a twin-engine Aero Commander registered to Miami Lakes-based Conquest Air Inc. The source says that shortly after the plane took off from Pompano Beach Airpark, it crashed into a six-story public storage facility.

The plane came to rest in a parking lot on Park Road just south of Pembroke Road. Sadly, both men died at the scene.

The plane was headed for Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport before crashing. A witness told the Sun-Sentinel that he heard a “whining sound” and when he looked up, he saw the plane flying low. He then heard the engine stall out followed by a loud bang. After the plane crashed, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and Hollywood Fire Rescue arrived at the scene. The source says the National Transportation Safety Board is one agency that is investigating the plane crash.

After learning of the fatal accident, Ricalde’s niece, who is a politician in Mexico, shared a photo of her uncle along with the following caption: “Life is short and a privilege and if you don’t remember that, it will remind you. Have a good trip uncle Huacho, this was a flight with no return.”

This plane crash was the second to occur recently in the South Florida area. A few days prior to this accident, another happened involving a single-engine Cessna 172. The news source says the plane had to make an emergency landing in a field in the Everglades west of the City of Weston. Although no deaths were reported from that incident, the pilot and student who were on board were transported to a Cleveland Clinic hospital to be evaluated.


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