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Small aircraft crashes on Miami bridge

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A small aircraft crashed on the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Miami Saturday, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said.

Six people have been reported injured. Their conditions are currently unknown and no fatalities have been reported.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m., when a single-engine Cessna 172 lost engine power and landed on the bridge, according to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration.

A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said. © WPLG A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said.

The plane struck a car while landing, the FAA said.

A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said. © artdycarolina/Instagram A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said.

Video from the scene of the crash showed the plane on fire and a damaged SUV nearby on the bridge.

A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said. © artdycarolina/Instagram A small plane crash-landed onto a Miami bridge Saturday, May 14, 2022, striking a vehicle, officials said.

The aircraft, which had three people on board, was en route to Key West International Airport from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Following the crash, a 3-mile stretch along the bridge route was closed in both directions, police said.

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The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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