Small plane crashes on Miami Bridge
Small plane crashes on Miami Bridge, with injuries.
At least six people were injured, two of them seriously, when a small plane crashed onto a highway bridge.
It caught fire north of Miami Saturday afternoon, according to local media reports.
6 Injured After Small Plane Crash Lands on Miami Bridge, Hitting SUV and Catching Fire
The single-engine Cessna 172 crashed shortly before 1 p.m. on the Holover Inlet Bridge near Building 10800 of Collins Avenue.
Smoke from the wreckage can be seen for miles.
A video posted on Twitter showed the small plane splayed and burning in the middle of the road, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the sky.
A damaged SUV was seen a short distance away. CBS 4 Miami reported
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane collided with a car as it was landing.
The plane, with three people on board, was on its way to Key West International Airport from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said six people were injured, two of them seriously.
One was taken by air rescue to the Ryder Trauma Center, and the other to the hospital by ambulance.
Three other patients suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the sixth patient was not known.
Footage from the scene showed the wreckage of the plane in the middle of the road. The vehicle in question, which has a dark red or dark red four-wheel drive, can be seen with extensive damage to the front of the vehicle.
Officials have not revealed the identity of anyone involved.
A separate video shows a person climbing out of the plane after hitting the ground and running to the other side as smoke began to rise, helping another man jump from under the wreckage.