A small plane crashed into a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least six people and crashing into at least one car.
The plane crashed just before 1pm on the Hollower Inlet Bridge near the 10800 block of Collins Avenue. Smoke was visible for miles from the wreckage of the plane.
According to Federal Aviation Administration officials, the single-engine Cessna 172 lost engine power and crashed, killing three people on board.
At least six people have been hospitalized after a small plane caught fire after colliding with a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon.
When the fire and rescue team responded, they found the plane on fire and extinguished the fire immediately, officials said.
Fire and rescue officials said six people were injured, two of whom were taken to a local hospital as a shock alert. One of them was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, while the other was airlifted to Jackson North Medical Center.
The other three patients sustained life-threatening injuries. The condition of the sixth patient is unknown.
Footage taken from the scene showed the wreckage of the plane in the middle of the road. The vehicle involved, a dark red or maroon SUV, was found with severe front damage.
Authorities have not released the identity of anyone involved.
The plane took off from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and landed at Key West International Airport, FAA officials said.
Authorities said the Hollower Inlet Bridge on Collins Avenue, between Sunny Islands Beach and Milk Harbor, was closed. Southbound Collins Avenue is closed at 158th Street.
Traffic was diverted and motorists were advised to look for an alternative route and anticipate longer delays.
Officials said the Department of Environmental Resource Management had been notified of the fuel leak from the plane.
The FAA and the National Traffic Safety Board are investigating the incident.
This is a growing story. Check back for updates.
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