On Friday, a small private passenger plane carrying five people crashed on a busy Florida highway and collided with two vehicles on the ground in a crash that killed two people. The Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet, which had taken off from Ohio, was approaching Naples Airport when the pilot radioed that both engines had failed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
The plane crashed into a car and a pickup truck on Interstate 75 near Naples, on the Gulf Coast. Footage from the crash scene shows the plane engulfed in flames and smoke after it crashed. Fortunately, three people from the plane survived.
The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash. Preliminary findings suggest that there may have been mechanical issues with the aircraft’s engines before they failed during takeoff. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.