At least six people were injured when small plane crashed onto a bridge, struck a car, and caught fire in the Miami metro area on Saturday afternoon, May 14, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR).
The crash happened on a bridge over the Haulover Inlet Bridge that connects Haulover Beach to Bal Harbour.
MDFR spokesperson Erika Benitez said two people on board the plane sustained traumatic injuries, three other people suffered non-life threatening injuries, and at least one other injured person was being handled by Miami-Dade Police.
The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the cause of the crash, Benitez said. Credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue via Storyful
ERIKA BENITEZ: At around 1:00 PM this afternoon, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to reports of a small aircraft that had crashed at the Haulover Inlet Bridge. We had three Miami-Dade Fire Rescue lifeguards who were on scene first and started assisting patients. Within just a few minutes, several other units arrived, and when they arrived, they did see an aircraft down in flames in addition to a vehicle that had been hit by the aircraft.
Our firefighters immediately started working on patients and working on putting out the fire. As a result, we do have a total of six patients. Two of them were on the aircraft, suffered traumatic injuries and were transported to local trauma centers.
In addition, three other patients suffered non-life threatening injuries, and they were taken to local area hospitals. The information about the one additional person is being handled by our law enforcement partners, and NTSB is currently handling the investigation of the aircraft.