Photo: Rachel Iacovone, WGCU

Southwest Florida has seen two well-publicized small plane crashes into buildings or onto city streets in recent weeks. With another fatal crash in the Everglades last month, attention has been focused on South Florida air traffic and what could be behind the deadly incidents.

Photo: Rachel Iacovone, WGCU

UPDATE: 11: 30 AM Monday

The Lee County Building Industry Association has issued a statement to members identifying the pilot of Saturday morning’s plane crash as Cape Coral resident and vice president of ACRA Electric, Anthony Greco.  “Anthony is in the hospital and his passenger passed in the accident.  Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers,” reads the statement.

The National Transportation and Safety Board continues to investigate what caused the plane to crash.

Photo: Come From Away

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Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Tampa say they had a harrowing landing early Tuesday at Tampa International Airport.