A small plane carrying five passengers crashed into a vehicle as it was making an emergency landing. Two people were killed and the crash caused a massive fire.
The incident happened on a Florida highway Friday afternoon. The disaster was partly captured on video and air traffic control audio.
The aircraft was flying from Columbus, Ohio to Naples, Florida, but lost both of its engines, TMZ reported.
During the emergency, the pilot radioed one of the control towers near the Naples airport, informing them that they needed to make an emergency landing.
The air traffic controller cleared the pilot to make the emergency landing on a specific runway, but the pilot could be heard telling the controller that the plane was not going to make it.
Minutes later, the Bombardier Challenger 600 jet crashed onto Interstate 75 in Collier County, colliding with the vehicle and exploding into flames.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there were two deaths, but it was not clear if it was people on the ground or passengers on the jet. However, it was reported that three victims from the airliner survived and were taken to the hospital, although their conditions were not known.
A private passenger jet with five people aboard crash-landed on a busy Florida highway and collided with two vehicles on the ground in a fiery accident that killed two people pic.twitter.com/WpqpdO1dnw
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