Touchdown civil or industrial plane away from a maintained facility constructed for that function is a dangerous job. Whereas viral movies make emergency landings appear straightforward beneath the fitting circumstance, these landings can shortly go fallacious. This occurred to be the case in a tragic crash yesterday in Miami, Florida, the place somebody misplaced their life.
Primarily based on eyewitness accounts and statements by Miami-Dude Police, a Cessna 127 carrying three occupants was flying from Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Airport to Key West Worldwide Airport. In some unspecified time in the future throughout the flight, the single-engine plane misplaced engine energy. The Cessna tried to land on the Haulover Inlet Bridge, which carries Collins Avenue.
Because the Cessna was about to landing, an SUV was crossing the bridge from the wrong way. The aircraft struck the SUV, flipped over, smashed in opposition to the street floor and burst into flames. Two individuals on the plane had been injured within the crash and hospitalized. The third occupant, a 36-year-old air visitors controller, was killed. It’s not clear who was answerable for the plane throughout the incident.
Fortunately, the lady driving the SUV and her two younger kids on board solely suffered minor accidents and had been solely hospitalized as a precautionary measure. A spokesperson for Miami-Dude Police mentioned, “It’s miraculous that you just’re touring in a car, you realize, the motive force with the 2 toddlers, and also you
[suffer a] head-on collision with an plane and all people’s okay. So, we’re grateful for that, however it’s nonetheless unlucky that we did lose any individual on this scene.”
The extensively circulated footage and pictures of the crash website are harrowing. The burning Cessna wreckage and the SUV’s caved-in entrance finish painting an accident that you’d assume had extra casualties. It’s unbelievable that the SUV’s passenger cabin largely withstood being struck by a small single-engine airplane.