Friday, March 1, 2024

At least two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a car on a highway in Florida

At least two people died this Friday in an accident in which a small plane collided with a car on the I-75 highway in Naples, in the US state of Florida, local authorities reported.

The plane was privately owned, and five people were traveling on it at the time of the accident, which happened at around 3:15 p.m. (local time), according to sources from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) collected by CNN.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office announced via Facebook that there were “two confirmed deaths.” The other three people on the plane survived the accident, Naples Airport Authority communications director Robin King told CNN. However, King did not release any further details about the condition of the survivors.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation to clarify the circumstances of the incident.

Currently, tracking data from FlightAware reveals that the small plane departed from the Ohio State University airport just after 1:00 pm, planning to land at Naples Municipal Airport before flying back to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Moments before the plane’s tracking showed it crashed on the road, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to report an emergency, according to CNN.

“I lost two engines. Emergency,” a pilot warned in transmissions obtained by LiveATC.net. After this message, an air traffic controller allowed the small plane to enter the runway, ordering the other plane to stay nearby.

However, in the last recording of the pilot from the plane, which was collected by the same media, he regretted that, despite being “emptied from the ground,” he could not reach the runway.

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