No less than six individuals had been injured, two severely, when a small plane crashed onto a freeway bridge and caught fireplace north of Miami Saturday afternoon, based on studies from native media.
The airplane went down on the Haulover Inlet Bridge on the northern finish of Biscayne Bay in Miami Dade County, close to Bal Harbour, shortly earlier than 1 p.m., based on Miami-Dade Hearth Rescue.
The one-engine Cessna 172 with three individuals on board misplaced engine energy after taking off from Fort Lauderdale en path to Key West, ABC Miami reporter Jeff Weinsier tweeted.
A video posted on Twitter confirmed the small airplane flattened and burning in the midst of the roadway, sending up plumes of thick black smoke.
A broken SUV was seen a brief distance away. CBS 4 Miami reported that the airplane struck the SUV when it landed on the freeway.
Miami-Dade Hearth Rescue advised CBS six individuals had been injured, two severely. One was taken by air rescue to the Ryder Trauma Middle, the opposite to the hospital by ambulance.
It’s not but clear if the 2 had been within the airplane or the SUV, however that they had burn accidents, based on NBC-6 South Florida, which might recommend they had been within the airplane for the reason that SUV didn’t catch fireplace.
A separate video seems to point out somebody climbing out of the airplane after it hit the bottom and working round to the opposite facet as smoke begins to rise, the place he helped one other man leap from the wreckage.
That second man then fell to the bottom, and bystanders helped transfer him away from the airplane as the hearth grew.