Small plane crashes in South Florida swampland

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In this image made from video, the sun sets near an industrial park next to the Florida Everglades, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Miami. Years before his Republican presidential bid, Marco Rubio pushed Miami-Dade County officials to allow a major industrial development to be built on restricted land near the Florida Everglades. That was two […]

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in South Florida are trying to reach the location of a small plane that crashed in Broward County.

The plane and its pilot were reported missing at 12:19 a.m. Monday. The pilot’s name was not released. The aircraft was described as a RV-7 experimental airplane.

In a statement, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office says the plane was spotted in a “swampland” outside Coral Springs. Rescue crews could not get to the area due to the terrain. The Florida Civil Air Patrol is also assisting law enforcement authorities.

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