Small plane makes emergency landing on US 27 in western Broward
MIAMI - A small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon on US 27, north of I-595 near the Broward, Palm Beach County border.
Two occupants, both male, were uninjured, according to authorities.
They were identified as Kwangsik Jang and Ridwan Chowdhury.
"He had the controls and I had to make sure there was no traffic and we did the landing," said Chowdhury.
The pilots said training prepared them for this emergency.
"We always train for this emergency situation all the time. Kind of normal to us," he added.
The pilot reported engine failure and was forced to put the plane down at around 3:30 p.m.
Images from Chopper 4 showed the plane on the right shoulder, affecting only one lane of travel.
A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy could be seen behind the plane talking and getting documents from the pilot and passenger.
Pelican Flight School, who owns the plane, says the engine passed inspection.
Emergency vehicles and several police cruisers were also at the scene.
The FAA will be handling the investigation.
The plane has been moved to a nearby boat ramp, according to authorities.
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