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Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 11:28 AM
In this photo provided by WSVN-TV, emergency personnel respond to a small plane crash in Miami on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (WSVN-TV via AP)

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key West and soon lost power, the FAA said in a statement.

The plane burst into flames after crashing.

Two people aboard the plane were taken to a trauma centre and three people with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to a hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The department said Miami-Dade Police would provide information on the sixth patient.

The Miami-Dade Police public information office didn't answer multiple calls, and a recording said a voice mailbox hadn't been set up.

Drone video on social media showed the plane crumpled on the Haulover Inlet Bridge with a damaged SUV nearby.

A man can be seen scrambling from the plane and being helped by others to the side of the roadway just before the aircraft became engulfed in flames.

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