At least two people died this Friday when a private jet crashes on a highway in southwest FloridaIn the USA, authorities said.
The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. local time on Interstate 75 near Naples, the United States Aeronautics Authority (FAA) said in a statement.
There were five people on board the affected aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 600, the agency said. Two people died on impact, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, where the accident occurred, confirmed in a statement.
A video shared on social media shows the plane crashing, a thick column of black smoke billowing from the interior as flames engulf the pilot’s cabin from the side of the road.
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X users reacted with surprise when the plane crashed. Many They claim that there is a lot of car traffic in the area, which is why it is strange and “grateful” that there were not more victims.
It is not yet known whether the plane hit any cars on the road.
The jet was en route from Ohio to Naplesaccording to a search on flight tracking website FlightAware using the plane’s registration number.
Their next destination was Fort Lauderdale on the southeast coast of Florida.
The FAA is investigating the reasons for the incident.
Last week, A small plane crashed into a mobile home park Three people were killed in the northwest of the state.
With information from AFP.