Florida Plane Crash: Small plane crashes into Haulover Inlet Bridge, SUV in Miami-Dade County; 1 dead, 5 injured

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A small plane crashed into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Saturday, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a single-engine Cessna plane flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the deck while landing.

The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling north and struck a south-bound SUV before bursting into flames, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release.

After firefighters extinguished the flames, they discovered a deceased person inside the plane, the statement said.

Two other people on the plane were transported to area trauma centers, and their conditions are unknown, police said.

A woman and two small children were inside the SUV and were taken to a local hospital for medical evaluations.

Video taken from a nearby hotel balcony by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the destroyed small plane on fire, with black smoke billowing from it.

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A few meters from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it could be the vehicle the plane hit while attempting to recover. ‘landing.

Huberman said he saw at least two people exit the plane, adding that several people were placed on stretchers by emergency personnel.

Chad Raney, who shot another video of the accident, said CNN he had a boat in a marina next to the bridge and heard an explosion.

He went up to see what had happened and recorded the aftermath of the accident. Its footage showed dark plumes of smoke rising above the plane.

After the crash, Miami-Dade police said on Twitter that Collins Avenue between 96 and 163 Street was closed in both directions, warning drivers to “expect severe traffic delays and look for alternative routes”.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash.

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