Remains of ‘fly-happy’ pilot, Mark Ukaere, African-American pilot whose plane crashed in the Florida Everglades last week was seen being eaten by an alligator.
Mark, who was reported to have taken the aircraft without permission was the only one on the flight.
A video captured from a WPLG10 helicopter flying over the crash site shows wreckage from the plane crash and also the body of the crash victim lying next to a huge alligator.
The crew inside the helicopter witnessed the alligator eating the man’s body and it was aired live on TV, though the pilot’s body was blurred.
Ukaere was a licensed pilot who was taking lessons to obtain an advanced certification.
The pilot was last seen on Saturday night leaving Miami Executive Airport but when he did not come to church the next day, his roommates feared he might have been killed in a crash.
His body was found on Wednesday night, at about 9:30 p.m. in the gator-infested Everglades in Miami, Florida.
The single-engine Cessna 152 was found in an area seven miles west of Homestead. National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived at the scene Thursday morning and are investigating the incident.