4th victim found in Florida Everglades plane crash

Officials stand over the wreckage after two small planes collide and crash over the Florida Everglades. Photo courtesy WFOR-TV

Miami Dade College aviation student, Jorge Sanchez, 22, was one of the four victims from a midair collision over The Everglades, West Miami. Jorge Sanchez / Instagram

MIAMI (AP) — A fourth victim has been identified following a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters Wednesday that the body of 22-year-old Carlos Alfredo Zanetti Scarpati had been recovered from the remote, swampy crash site.

Police previously identified three other victims as 22-year-old Jorge Sanchez, 72-year-old Ralph Knight and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal. Zabaleta said federal investigators confirmed all three were experienced pilots.

The four victims died Tuesday about 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) west of Miami Executive Airport.

Nisha Sejwal, 19, was one of the four victims from the midair collision over The Everglades. Nisha Sejwal / Facebook

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said both planes belonged to Dean International flight school.

In a Miami Herald report , Julio Sanchez said his brother Jorge nearly had the required flying hours needed to be a regional airline pilot. Diedre Knight said her father-in-law Ralph was a private pilot who taught two sons to fly.

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