6 injured after light plane crashes on Miami freeway

At least six people were injured, two seriously, when a light aircraft crashed into a freeway overpass north of Miami and caught fire on Saturday afternoon, according to local media reports.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the plane crashed just before 1 p.m. on the Haulover Inlet Bridge at the north end of Biscayne Bay in Miami Dade County near Bal Harbor.

Single-engine Cessna 172 with three people on board lost engine power after taking off from Fort Lauderdale en route to Key West, ABC Miami Reporter Jeff Weinsier tweeted.

A video posted on Twitter showed the small plane being flattened and burning in the middle of the roadway, billowing out thick black smoke.

A damaged SUV could be seen a short distance away. CBS 4 Miami reported that the plane struck the SUV while landing on the freeway.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told CBS that six people were injured, two seriously. One was air ambulance taken to Ryder Trauma Center and the other was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Plane crash, burning bridge.
The plane crashed into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Miami on May 14, 2022.
NBC6 Miami
Damaged SUV on bridge.
On the way down, the plane also collided with an SUV.
NBC6 Miami
Plane crash, burning bridge.
Six people were injured in the incident.
NBC6 Miami

It’s not yet clear if the two were on the plane or in the SUV, but they had burn injuries, according to NBC-6 South Florida, which would indicate they were on the plane because the SUV didn’t catch fire.

A separate video appears to show someone getting out of the plane after it hit the ground and running to the other side as smoke billows, where he helped another man jump out of the wreckage.

That second man then fell to the ground, and bystanders helped remove him from the plane as the fire grew. 6 injured after light plane crashes on Miami freeway


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