One individual used to be killed and 5 others had been injured when a small aircraft crash landed on a bridge in Miami Saturday afternoon, hitting an SUV and bursting into flames.
The aircraft went down in a while ahead of 1 p.m. at the Haulover Inlet Bridge close to the 10800 block of Collins Avenue. Smoke from the aircraft’s wreckage may well be noticed for miles.
Federal Aviation Administration officers stated there have been 3 folks on board the single-engine Cessna 172 when it misplaced engine energy and crashed, hitting a car with 3 folks within.
Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta stated the aircraft used to be thinking about a head-on crash with the SUV, which brought about the aircraft to turn over.
When hearth rescue crews answered they discovered the aircraft on hearth and temporarily extinguished the flames, officers stated.
NBC 6’s Kim Wynne studies from Jackson Memorial Hospital concerning the situation of the 5 folks injured after a small aircraft crash.
“We had three Miami-Dade Fire Rescue lifeguards who were on scene first and started assisting patients,” hearth rescue spokesperson Erika Benitez stated. “Within just a few minutes several other units arrived and when they arrived they did see an aircraft down in flames, in addition to a vehicle that had been hit by the aircraft.”
Zabaleta stated two folks had been ready to get out of the aircraft however after the hearth used to be put out, the frame of the sufferer used to be discovered within the wreckage.
Fire Rescue officers stated there have been 5 folks injured, together with two who had been at the aircraft and had been taken to a neighborhood clinic with worrying accidents. One of them used to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and the opposite used to be taken by way of the bottom to Jackson North Medical Center.
A lady and two children, 2 and six, who had been within the SUV had been hospitalized however did not undergo severe accidents, Zabaleta stated.
“It is miraculous that you’re traveling in a vehicle, you know, the driver with the two toddlers, and you head-on collision with an aircraft and everybody’s ok, so we’re thankful for that but it’s still unfortunate that we did lose somebody on this scene,” Zabaleta stated.
Officials have not launched the identities of any individual concerned.
Footage from the scene confirmed the wreckage of the aircraft in the course of the roadway. The car concerned, a depressing crimson or maroon SUV, may well be noticed with critical front-end injury.
The aircraft had departed from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and used to be headed to Key West International Airport, FAA officers stated.
The Haulover Inlet Bridge on Collins Avenue used to be closed between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour, in keeping with government. Southbound Collins Avenue is closed at 158th Street.
Traffic used to be being diverted, and drivers had been steered to hunt another path and be expecting heavy delays.
Officials stated the Department of Environmental Resources Management used to be notified because of gasoline runoff from the aircraft.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board shall be investigating the incident.
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