A pilot killed in a small plane crash in a South Florida airport

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Pensacola, Fl

A pilot died when his single-engine plane crashed while trying to land at a small airport in South Florida.

Officials said the accident occurred shortly after the pilot took off from North Berry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Monday afternoon. He reported an engine failure and attempted to land while approaching the runway.

Broward County Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Satchil told the media that no one on the ground was injured.

The pilot was the only person on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the accident.

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