Authorities said the Bombardier Challenger 600 plane was carrying five people
A Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet crashed on a Florida highway on Friday. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said at least two people were killed. Officials said there were three survivors.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the accident occurred on Interstate 75 near Naples around 3:15 p.m. local time. There were five people on board.
Local media reported that the plane collided with a car.
The plane was heading from Ohio Executive Airport in Columbus to Naples Airport.
Robin King, director of communications at Naples Airport, told reporters that the plane was scheduled to land, but… “About two or three minutes ago, our tower received word from the pilots that they had lost both engines.”
Videos filmed by several motorists show the wreckage engulfed in flames.
The Daily Beast reported, citing online flight records, that the ill-fated plane was owned by Hop-a-Jet, a local charter company.
You can share this story on social media: