Plane crashes on Miami bridge and leaves several injured

A small plane crashed this Saturday on a Miami bridge, in an incident that left at least six people injured, according to local media reports.

According to the channel site 10the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the accident occurred around 1 pm on the Haulover Bridge at 10800 Collins Avenue when a single-engine Cessna 172 lost power before landing about five miles east of the Opa-Locka airport.

The aircraft was occupied by three people, but fire officials confirmed that six were injured.

Authorities said two of them were considered trauma alerts. At least six people were injured, two of whom had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center on burns and trauma alert.

The others suffered injuries that do not represent risks to their livesfor which they were transported by land to hospitals in the area, said the news channel Telemundo 51.

According to the FAA, the plane had departed from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and was en route to Key West International Airport when it crashed over the bridge.

Collins Avenue is currently closed southbound due to the accident, which has forced traffic to be diverted.

A similar event recently caused panic in Miami Beach, when a helicopter crashed into a busy beach.

The people who witnessed this event rushed to stop the helicopter so that the occupants would not drown and climbed into one of them on a surfboard until the rescuers arrived.

The pilot walked to the beach with several cuts on his body, drawing applause from frightened vacationers.

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