Two were taken to nearby trauma centers and three others were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. The injuries sustained by the sixth individual were not immediately communicated by the department.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the deck while landing.
Three people were on board the plane, the FAA said.
Video taken from a nearby hotel balcony by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the destroyed small plane on fire, with black smoke billowing from it.
A few meters from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it could be the vehicle the plane hit while attempting to recover. ‘landing.
Huberman said he saw at least two people exit the plane, adding that several people were placed on stretchers by emergency personnel.
Chad Raney, who shot another video of the crash, told CNN he had a boat in a marina next to the bridge and heard an explosion. He went up to see what had happened and recorded the aftermath of the accident. Its footage showed dark plumes of smoke rising above the plane.