Small plane lands in Everglades

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:40:39 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 02 2013 02:17:54 PM EST

A student pilot landed his small plane in the Everglades about six miles southwest of Tamiami Airport after the engine reportedly malfunctioned.


The student pilot of a small plane landed the aircraft on a gravel road in the Everglades Wednesday morning after the engine started sputtering.

Miami International Airport officials say the Cessna 152 aircraft was from the Top Gun flight academy out of Tamiami Airport.

The instructor reportedly made the decision to put the plane down about six miles southwest of Tamiami Airport.

No one was injured.

Just before 1 p.m., the plane was flown out safely.

It's not yet known why the engine malfunctioned.