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Plane carrying 3 crashes on Miami bridge after power outage

MIAMI (WFLA) – A plane was destroyed in burning wreckage on a bridge in Miami on Saturday afternoon, police say.

The Bay Harbor Police Department said the plane crashed into the Haulover Inlet Bridge that connects Haulover Beach to Bal Harbor.

The area was closed to traffic as crews responded to the scene.

Miami resident Alex Huberman recorded the aftermath from a nearby building, capturing smoke and flames rising from the plane. A vehicle on the bridge also appears to have been damaged.

In the video, voices can also be heard saying they saw three people escape from the crashed plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane, a single-engine Cessna, took off from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and planned to fly to Key West. The plane lost power en route, causing the plane – and the three people on board – to crash onto the deck around 1 p.m.

NBC affiliate WTVJ reported six people were injured, two of whom were taken to trauma centers.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, an FAA representative confirmed.


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