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1 man dead in small plane crash off Elliot Key near Miami

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MIAMI — A man is dead following a small plane crash off Elliot Key near Miami.

Miami-Dade police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon about 200 feet off shore. The Marine Patrol division located the crash site, where they found the plane submerged in the water.

Divers found the body inside the plane. Officials have identified the victim as 51-year-old Ricardo Laporta Barboza of Coral Gables.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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