6 injured after small plane crash lands on Miami bridge and catches fire – NBC 6 South Florida

At least six people were injured when a small plane crash landed on a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon, hitting at least one car and bursting into flames.

The plane crashed shortly before 1 p.m. on the Haulover Inlet Bridge near the 10800 block of Collins Avenue. Smoke from the wreckage of the plane was visible for miles around.

At least one vehicle was hit by the plane during its crash, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

At least six people were hospitalized when a small plane caught fire after crashing into a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon

Crews responded and found the plane on fire and quickly extinguished the flames, officials said.

Fire officials said there were six people injured, including two who were taken to a local hospital as trauma alerts. One was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the other was transported overland to Jackson North Medical Center.

Three other patients suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the sixth patient was unknown.

Footage from the scene showed the wreckage of the plane in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle involved, a dark red or maroon SUV, could be seen with severe front end damage.


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This SUV was damaged when a small plane crashed into a bridge in Miami on May 14, 2022.

The Haulover Inlet Bridge on Collins Avenue has been closed between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbor, authorities say. Southbound Collins Avenue is closed at 158th Street.

Traffic was being diverted and drivers were advised to seek an alternate route and expect major delays.

Officials said the Department of Environmental Resource Management was notified due to fuel runoff from the plane.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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