6 injured after small plane crashed on Miami Bridge, hitting SUV and catching fire


At least six people were injured when a small plane crash landed on a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon, hitting at least one car and bursting into flames.

The plane crashed shortly before 1 p.m. on the Haulover Inlet Bridge near the 10800 block of Collins Avenue. Smoke from the wreckage of the plane was visible for miles around.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said there were three people aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 when it lost engine power and crashed, hitting a vehicle with three people inside.

At least six people were hospitalized when a small plane caught fire after crashing into a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon

When fire crews responded, they found the plane on fire and quickly extinguished the flames, officials said.

Fire officials said there were six people injured, including two who were taken to a local hospital as trauma alerts. One was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the other was transported overland to Jackson North Medical Center.

Three other patients suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the sixth patient was unknown.

Footage from the scene showed the wreckage of the plane in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle involved, a dark red or maroon SUV, could be seen with severe front end damage.

Authorities have not released the identity of those involved.


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This SUV was damaged when a small plane crashed into a bridge in Miami on May 14, 2022.

The plane had taken off from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and was heading for Key West International Airport, FAA officials said.

The Haulover Inlet Bridge on Collins Avenue has been closed between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbor, authorities say. Southbound Collins Avenue is closed at 158th Street.

Traffic was being diverted and drivers were advised to seek an alternate route and expect heavy delays.

Officials said the Department of Environmental Resource Management was notified due to fuel runoff from the plane.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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