WEST BROWARD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police released 911 calls after a pilot crashed his plane in the Florida Everglades in the middle of the night.
The pilot, identified as 19-year-old Eshaan Majundar, was rescued Tuesday in the area of Mack’s Fish Camp, located at 18599 Krome Avenue, after being stranded overnight when his plane went down.
From the newly released calls, the caller appeared to be someone affiliated with the aircraft who called for help when she realized the plane was missing.
Woman: “I’m calling in reference to a plane that is possibly down in the Everglades.”
Dispatcher: “You said you can’t get in contact with the pilot. Is that correct?”
Woman: “No, we have not been in contact with the pilot.”
Majundar left the Okeechobee Airport sometime after midnight, flew south and crashed about 15 miles west of North Perry Airport in West Broward County, quite literally in the middle of nowhere.
According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials, upon arrival, units discovered Majundar sitting on the wing of the downed aircraft suffering from a leg injury.
7Skyforce’s Ralph Rayburn was one f the first to spot Majundar.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue also arrived at the scene and performed a hoist operation, and safely extracted Majundar from the aircraft at around 10 a.m.
He was flown to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he continues to recover and is in stable condition.
7News spoke with a flight school from Homestead, who are the owners of the plane, and they said Majundar is expected to make a full recovery.
The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the cause of the crash.
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