6 injured after light plane touches down on Miami Bridge, hits SUV and catches fire – NBC 6 South Florida

6 injured after light plane touches down on Miami Bridge, hits SUV and catches fire – NBC 6 South Florida

At least six people were injured when a light aircraft landed on a Miami bridge Saturday afternoon, hitting at least one car and bursting into flames.

The plane crashed on the Haulover Inlet Bridge near the 10800 block of Collins Avenue just before 1 p.m. The smoke from the plane wreckage could be seen for miles.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said three people were aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 when it lost engine power and crashed, hitting a vehicle with three people inside.

At least six people were hospitalized when a light plane caught fire in Miami on Saturday afternoon after crashing onto a bridge

When firefighters arrived, they found the plane on fire and quickly extinguished the flames, officials said.

Firefighters officials said six people were injured, including two who were taken to a local hospital as a trauma alert. One of them was flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and the other was grounded to Jackson North Medical Center.

Three other patients suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the sixth patient was unknown.

Footage from the scene showed the plane wreckage in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle involved, a dark red or maroon SUV, was seen with severe frontal damage.

Officials have not released the identities of those involved.


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This SUV was damaged when a light aircraft crashed on a bridge in Miami on May 14, 2022.

The plane had departed from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and was en route to Key West International Airport, FAA officials said.

The Haulover Inlet Bridge at Collins Avenue has been closed between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbor, according to authorities. Southbound Collins Avenue is closed at 158th Street.

Traffic was diverted and drivers were advised to seek an alternative route and expect severe delays.

Officials said the Department of Environmental Resources Management had been notified of the fuel spill from the plane.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.

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