Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say

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(CNN)A tiny level crashed Saturday into the Haulover Inlet Bridge successful Florida's Miami-Dade County, sidesplitting 1 idiosyncratic and injuring 5 others, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said successful a connection a single-engine Cessna craft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport mislaid powerfulness and struck a conveyance connected the span portion landing.

The level carrying a aviator and 2 passengers was traveling northbound and deed a SUV traveling southbound earlier catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said successful a quality release.

Once firefighters enactment retired the flames, they discovered a deceased idiosyncratic wrong the plane, the merchandise said.

Two others successful the level were transported to country trauma centers and their conditions are unknown, constabulary said.

A pistillate and 2 toddlers were wrong the SUV and transported to a section infirmary for aesculapian evaluations.

Video taken from the balcony of a adjacent edifice by Miami nonmigratory Alex Huberman showed the small, wrecked level connected fire, with acheronian fume rising from it.

Several feet distant from the level was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to person sustained extended damage, the video shows, suggesting it whitethorn beryllium the conveyance the level struck erstwhile attempting to land.

Huberman said helium saw astatine slightest 2 radical get retired of the plane, adding respective radical were enactment connected stretchers by exigency personnel.

Chad Raney besides  changeable  a video of the mishap  and told CNN helium  had a vessel  adjacent   the bridge.

Chad Raney, who changeable different video of the accident, told CNN helium had a vessel astatine a marina adjacent to the span and heard an explosion.

He went up to spot what happened and recorded the aftermath of the crash. His footage showed acheronian plumes of fume rising supra the aircraft.

Following the crash, Miami-Dade Police said connected Twitter that Collins Avenue betwixt 96 and 163 Street was closed successful some directions, informing drivers to "expect dense postulation delays and question alternate routes."

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash.

CNN's Sara Smart contributed to this report.

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