Small Plane’s Wreckage Stuck in Everglades

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are still working to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the Florida Everglades.

Both people on board died when the Cirrus SR-22 crashed Sunday into a national wildlife refuge near Boynton Beach. Another pilot saw the crash and alerted the Palm Beach International Airport control tower.

Authorities tell the Sun Sentinel that the nose of the plane and the cockpit are buried in water and mud. They hope to lift out the wreckage with a crane on Tuesday.

The victims’ names have not been released.

Air Orlando manager John Painter tells the newspaper that the plane had been rented at the Orlando Executive Airport. Painter says the pilot was experienced and was flying to South Florida to receive advanced helicopter training.

Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel, Associated Press