Plane crashes into Miami-Beach bridge leaving at least six injured

A small plane crashed this Saturday on one of the access bridges to Miami-Beach, in Florida (USA), impacting one of the cars that were circulating, with the preliminary balance of six people injured, two in serious condition, reported the authorities.

As a result of the impact, the single-engine plane caught fire leaving a column of black smoke.

The Miami-Dade Fire Department reported that a total of six people are being treated in medical centers with injuries of varying degrees.

Two of them, with serious injuries, were transported to the Ryder Trauma Center, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, while the others were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters also reported that the fire has already been put out and the debris has been removed.

Images broadcast on the local television portal NBC6, apparently taken from a mobile phone, They showed the device engulfed in flames while a dozen drivers who were passing through the area got out of their cars, visibly scared.

One of the cars was hit by the plane and you can see its entire front part destroyed.

The incident occurred on the Haulover Inlet Bridge, one of the bridges that connect to the island of Miami Beach, authorities confirmed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), The plane was a single-engine Cessna 172 that lost power before crashing on the bridge about 5 miles (8 km) east of Opa-Locka Airport just after noon today.

Three people were on board the plane. Local channel 10 picked up without any news of his state of health.

According to the FAA, the plane had departed from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (north of Miami) and was heading to Key West International Airport when the accident occurred.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said on Twitter that the section of Collins Avenue between 96th and 163rd streets was closed for the investigation of the accident, which is being handled by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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