The family of the pilot reported the plane missing at 12:19 a.m. Monday, Capt Ty Lanhen from Civil Air Patrol said.
“Florida Civil Air Patrol then began an immediate response launching aircraft out of the Pompano Beach area and at 6:30 a.m., basically first light we did locate the aircraft,” Lanhen said.
When a rescue crew found the plane around 6:30 a.m., they could not land because the wreckage was in a swampy area.
The FAA said the plane was heading to Opa-locka Executive Airport and crashed after traveling 25 miles.
Further information was not readily available.