Security Camera Just Captured Small Plane Crashing Into Children’s Therapy Center

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Security Camera Just Captured Small Plane Crashing Into Children’s Therapy Center | Frontline Videos

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On December 1st, 2018, a small Cessna 335 aircraft leaving the Fort Lauderdale Airport crashed into a therapy center for autistic children soon after takeoff. The moment of impact was captured on a nearby CCTV camera of an electronics store.

A picture of a Cessna 335, much like the one involved in the December 1st crash. | Peter Bakema / Public Domain

Sadly, both people on board, the pilot and passenger, perished in the crash. A day later, the pilot was identified as Eladio Marquez, who according to the ATC declared an emergency right after takeoff.

The wife of the pilot, Belkis Marquez, told reporters her husband was an excellent pilot with a proven safety record. The crash left behind her and their children.

The center was filled with eight teachers and five children at the time of the crash according to the local fire department that arrived at the scene. They also stated one teacher sustained minor injuries but all the other teachers and students made it out of the building safely.

A screenshot of the children and teachers running out of the building after plane’s impact. | Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV / YouTube

The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) is investigating the crash. We’ll update this article as new facts come to light.

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