According to the Miami Herald on their website, http://www.miamiherald.com , Dr. Michael Russin, an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital for over 20 years, was killed shortly after taking off on a solo flight to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport when his plane crashed. According to officials, the plane crash occurred in the glades near U.S. 27 in West Broward, 25 miles southwest of Boca Raton Airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration the plane took off from Boca Raton Airtport and was heading to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) was also on the scene investigating the cause of the accident. The wreckage was found by the all-volunteer Civil Air Patrol in the Everglades, seven miles north of Alligator Alley as was Dr. Russin’s body, which was trapped under the wreckage.
The Russin family was honored by Mt. Sinai hospital where they has a long legacy. Dr. Russin treated patients at the hospital for over 20 years, with his twin brother, David. Their father served years ago as the chief of orthopedics.
While Dr. Russin was piloting an experimental aircraft, there have been a number of fatal small plane crashes in our County that highlight the dangers of that mode of travel. James Townsend died as a result of injuries he sustained when the small plane he was piloting, a Piper PA-32, crashed near Pembroke Park. Back in April, 2016, a husband and wife that were piloting a Beech BE-76 aircraft crashed into a home in Pompano. The plane crashed into the home, bounce off, and landed in a neighbors backyard. The couple was critically injured.
If you have had a loved one who has been killed in a Broward County accident, please call the Maus Law Firm for a free consultation.