Officials have identified the two men who died when a small plane crashed into a home in Miramar on Monday.
Jordan Hall, 32, of West Park, and Anthony Yen, 34, of Orlando, were killed when their plane crashed in the 2200 block of Jamaica Drive, Miramar police officials said Tuesday.
The plane had just taken off from nearby North Perry Airport when it crashed in the neighborhood around 11:40 a.m.
The plane appeared to hit some power lines and buckle the roof of another house as it fell. No one on the ground or in the house was injured.
A crane was brought to the scene on Tuesday to remove the damaged aircraft, which remained partially on the roof of the house, nose down.
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The occupant of the house was still waiting Tuesday morning to go back inside.
“We still don’t have access to the house, we don’t know when it will be taken out,” said Manyereni Moreno, who was in the house with her two-year-old child when the plane crashed. “We’re waiting for someone from the aviation department to come. And it’s up to them.”
On Monday, Moreno said she heard a crash on the roof while she was playing with her child.
“I was in the bedroom with my baby and I just heard a big noise. I thought it was a transformer, but I grabbed the baby and ran outside, then outside I saw a plane on top of my house. It was really scary,” Moreno said. “Today I was reborn. I would die there with my baby. I’m glad we’re alive.”
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash. It appears that the engine failure may have occurred at low altitude, experts said.
A total of 14 crashes have occurred after takeoff from North Perry Airport in the past five years, with the most recent occurring in March 2021 when a plane crash involving a car killed two people.
“When the airport was originally built with North Perry in the ’40s, there was nobody around,” said a woman named Elaine who lives in the neighborhood. “I don’t know what needs to be done, but something has to be because this happens too often.”