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Student Pilot Dies in Fiery Plane Crash on Broward Roadway

UPDATE: A Broward County student pilot is dead after a fiery plane crash.
Miramar Police say a Piper PA-34 crashed yesterday morning on Pembroke Road after reporting mechanical problems. The plane had taken off from North Perry Airport, and police believe the student pilot was trying to return there when he clipped some power lines. The student pilot who died was identified as 25-year-old Mark Scott, and his flight instructor suffered serious injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Pembroke Pines and Miramar police are investigating an early morning small plane crash that has closed a roadway in Miramar.

Officials say the plane went down on Pembroke Road just east of Hiatus Road around 9 a.m., crashing near a Chase Bank branch and bursting into flames.

Investigators have not released the identity or condition of the two souls on board the plane and whether there were any people injured on the ground.

The plane was reportedly taking part in a training exercise for Wayman Aviation Academy out of nearby North Perry Airport.