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Small aircraft crashes into Florida bridge, killing one individual and injuring 5, officers say



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A small aircraft crashed Saturday into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, killing one individual and injuring 5 others, authorities stated.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated in a press release a single-engine Cessna plane flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport misplaced energy and struck a automobile on the bridge whereas touchdown.

The aircraft carrying a pilot and two passengers was touring northbound and hit a SUV touring southbound earlier than catching fireplace, the Miami Dade Police Department stated in a information launch.

Once firefighters put out the flames, they found a deceased individual contained in the aircraft, the discharge stated.

Two others within the aircraft had been transported to space trauma facilities and their situations are unknown, police stated.

A lady and two toddlers had been contained in the SUV and transported to a neighborhood hospital for medical evaluations.

Video taken from the balcony of a close-by resort by Miami resident Alex Huberman confirmed the small, wrecked aircraft on fireplace, with darkish smoke rising from it.

Several toes away from the aircraft was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained intensive harm, the video reveals, suggesting it could be the automobile the aircraft struck when trying to land.

Huberman stated he noticed no less than two folks get out of the aircraft, including a number of folks had been placed on stretchers by emergency personnel.

Chad Raney, who shot one other video of the accident, advised CNN he had a ship at a marina subsequent to the bridge and heard an explosion.

He went as much as see what occurred and recorded the aftermath of the crash. His footage confirmed darkish plumes of smoke rising above the plane.

Following the crash, Miami-Dade Police stated on Twitter that Collins Avenue between 96 and 163 Street was closed in each instructions, warning drivers to “expect heavy traffic delays and seek alternate routes.”

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash.

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