Child passenger in car dies after collision with crashing plane

Child passenger in car dies after collision with crashing plane
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A child who was taken to the hospital after a small plane crashed into a car in South Florida on Monday has died, authorities announced Tuesday. 

The crash in Pembroke Pines, Fla., located about 20 miles north of Miami, also killed the two passengers of the single-engine, Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft, according to local NBC affiliate WTVJ.

Footage captured on a local resident’s doorbell camera showed the moment the plane fell from the sky shortly after takeoff from the North Perry Airport airport around 3 p.m. ET. 

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Video showed the plane coming down and crashing into a car before hitting the ground and catching fire. 

Local fire rescue officials said Monday that while they were able to put out the fire, the two people on board the plane were killed immediately upon crashing, while the adult and child who were sitting in the car were transported to a local hospital in serious condition. 

Sources later told the local outlet that the child later died, while the adult was released from the hospital. 

The names of the adult and the child, as well as the aircraft passengers killed in the crash, have not yet been released. 

The Broward County Aviation Department confirmed the deaths, adding in a statement to NBC News, "We are saddened by this tragic loss of life and offer our sincere condolences during this difficult time.” 

Local resident Annabelle Fernandez described the crash scene to WTVJ, saying, “We heard a tremendous noise and we went out and everybody was on fire, everything was bad.” 

"It got to the car. It was a mother with her kid and we don’t know what happened to them. The fire rescue came and they got them,” she added. 

The road where the plane crashed remained closed Tuesday morning, with officials telling WTVJ that the plane also took down a power line. 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are looking into the crash, and NTSB tweeted Tuesday morning that an investigator had arrived at the scene to begin the on-site investigation.