NAPLES, Fla. – Two individuals have been killed after a aircraft crashed on I-75 in Naples on Friday, in keeping with first responders.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mentioned 5 individuals have been onboard the Bombardier Challenger 600 jet when it tried to make a touchdown on I-75 close to Pine Ridge Street. They mentioned the aircraft departed from Ohio State College Airport at round 1 p.m., heading for Naples Municipal Airport.
The aircraft was on account of land on the Naples Airport a bit of earlier than 3:15 p.m., in keeping with the FAA. Nonetheless, the pilot radioed Naples’ Air Visitors Management Tower at about 3:10 p.m. with an emergency.
Officers mentioned the pilot was reporting that he misplaced each engines and requested an emergency touchdown.
Air site visitors controllers cleared the plane for a touchdown when the pilot mentioned he wouldn’t make it to the runway at Naples Airport, the FAA mentioned. The Florida Freeway Patrol reported that the aircraft hit two autos because it was touchdown on the freeway.
Thick black smoke might be seen from site visitors cameras within the space the place it landed. A photograph given to FOX 13 by WINK Information in Fort Myers reveals the aircraft engulfed in flames.
A viewer video that got here in through Storyful additionally confirmed a truck with its roof torn off.
Authorities have confirmed that of the 5 people who have been on board, three have been capable of evacuate the aircraft.
FAA officers have closed a big portion of I-75 within the Collier County space whereas they work to analyze the crash.
Authorities initially closed off the north and southbound lanes within the space, however the northbound lanes reopened round 7:40 p.m. on Friday. The Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned site visitors closures within the southbound lanes start at Immokalee Street.
CCSO and FHP will likely be helping the FAA with site visitors management and securing the scene whereas they examine. Drivers within the space are being requested to hunt an alternate route whereas the closures are in place.