Plane falls on a bridge in the US and hits a car: one dead and 5 injured reported

A plane that crashed this Saturday on one of the access bridges to Miami-Beach, in Florida (USA), hitting one of the cars that were circulating, left one person dead and five injured, two of them in critical condition. authorities confirmed. 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 were rescued and treated at medical centers with injuries of varying degrees after the accident.

One of them died and two of them, with serious injuries, were transported to the Ryder Trauma Center, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, while the others were transferred 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, showed the device engulfed in flames while a dozen drivers passing through the area got out of their cars, visibly scared.

The impacted car

One of the cars was hit by the plane and you can see its entire front part destroyed. In that vehicle were a woman and two young children who are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police added.

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 device was a single-engine Cessna 172 that lost power before crashing on the bridge, about 8 kilometers east of the Opa-Locka airport, after noon today.

Three people were on board the device, picked up by Local channel 10 without news of their health status.

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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