Plane crash on Florida bridge killed 1 on board, police say

MIAMI (AP) — One of three people aboard a small plane was killed when it crashed into a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said.

The plane lost power shortly after takeoff Saturday, fell onto the bridge and struck an SUV, then burst into flames. The other two people on the plane were taken to a trauma center, while a woman and two young children in the vehicle were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Miami-Dade Police.

No further information was released about the person who died. Police said the body was found in the rubble after firefighters put out the flames.

Drone video on social media showed the plane collapsing on the bridge with a damaged SUV nearby. A man can be seen exiting the plane and being helped by others on the side of the road just before the plane catches fire.

The single-engine Cessna 172 crashed on the Haulover Inlet Bridge after departing Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key West, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident.


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