NEAR BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A salvage crew removed the wreckage of a small plane that crashed off Boynton Beach.

They placed the single-engine Piper onto a floating platform on Tuesday.

It’s the next step in the investigation of Sunday night’s crash, just off the coast.

Divers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of the 24-year-old pilot on Monday.

He was the only person on board.

The Piper 28 aircraft took off from Lantana Airport and was headed to Central Florida.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating what caused the plane to go down.

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