(Reuters) -A small jet airplane crash-landed on Friday on a busy Florida interstate freeway and burst into flames after colliding with a vehicle, killing at the very least two folks, in accordance with authorities and information footage from the scene.
The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned the plane, seen in video and pictures engulfed in flames and thick smoke, was a Bombardier (OTC:) Challenger 600 enterprise jet with 5 folks aboard.
The plane was touchdown on the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Collier County close to Naples, a metropolis on the southern Gulf Coast, when it collided with a vehicle, in accordance with an announcement from the Florida Highway Patrol.
At least two folks died within the accident, nevertheless it was not instantly recognized whether or not they have been within the plane or within the vehicle it struck, mentioned Adam Fisher, a spokesperson for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
Local media reported the plane had taken off from Columbus, Ohio, and its pilot was attempting to land on the Naples airport.
Television station WPLG mentioned the pilot was heard on an air site visitors management audio recording telling the Naples management tower that the plane had misplaced each engines and was unable to make it to the airport there.