Plane crashes on major Florida highway, catches fire killing 2

4 month ago

Naples news, Florida news.

A fiery plane crash on a major Florida highway has left two people dead on Friday, authorities said.

Three people survived the crash that took place at 3:15 p.m. when the pilot tried to make an emergency landing on I-75 near Collier County and ended up colliding with a car.

The aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 600 series, then slammed into the road and burst into flames.

Two miles before reaching Naples Airport, the pilot reported losing both engines to air traffic control and requested an emergency landing.

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    “It’s seconds that separated us from the car in front of us,” a 26-year-old motorist recalled. “The wing [of the plane] pulverized this one car.”

    “The plane was over our heads by inches. It took a hard right and skidded across the highway.”

    “It feels unreal like a movie. It was seconds between us dying.”