Alligator seen chewing on body in Everglades

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Footage above a plane crash in the Everglades led to a disturbing discovery on Thursday.

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The Federal Aviation Administration told WPLG that a Cessna 152 crashed in the Everglades about 7 miles west of Homestead with only the pilot on board.

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The single-engine plane could been seen from a WPLG helicopter and an alligator was spotted wading near a body in the water. A tweet from WPLG managing editor Pete Burke indicates that the gator appeared to be eating the body.

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It is unclear what airport the plane took off from or where it was heading. The pilot’s ID has not yet been released.

Read more at WPLG.