Small plane crashes in South Florida swampland

In this image made from video, the sun sets near an industrial park next to the Florida Everglades, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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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