A tragic accident occurred on Friday on a Florida highway when a small plane collided with a car, resulting in a fire. The incident took place on southbound Interstate 75 near Pine Ridge Road in Collier County, prompting the closure of the highway for investigation.
The small plane involved in the accident has been identified as a Bombardier Challenger 600, originating from Ohio and en route to Fort Lauderdale. The pilot attempted an emergency landing on the highway due to engine trouble.
Details regarding the number of individuals aboard the plane and in the car, as well as their conditions, remain undisclosed by officials.
Authorities issued a statement advising people to avoid the area and use alternative routes while updates are provided. Firefighters are on the scene working to extinguish the flames, while police continue their investigation into the cause of the accident.
The incident has gained widespread attention on social media, with many expressing shock and concern for the occupants of both the plane and the car involved.
BREAKING: Small plane crash on I-75 in Collier County near Pine Ridge Rd. FHP says the plane did crash into a vehicle.
— Tim Wronka (@TimWronka) February 9, 2024
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