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Two People Died After a Small Plane Collides with a Car and Causes a Hot Explosion on a Florida Highway

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At least two people were killed and a massive explosion occurred today in Collier County, Florida, as a result of a tiny airplane colliding with a vehicle close to a highway exit. The event that occurred Friday afternoon and resulted in the shutdown of Interstate 75 has been confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Highway Patrol.

The aircraft was traveling from Ohio State University in Columbus to the Naples airport with plans to head to Fort Lauderdale when it lost communication shortly before the disaster, according to Robin King, the director of communication at the Naples Airport Authority. This was around 3:10 p.m. The aircraft, a Bombardier Challenger 600 private jet, is said to have taken off from Ohio around 12:30 p.m.

King said, “It was coming in for a landing.” “We have not verified the report that it may have lost its engine. After that, we lost touch.”

The collision happened at 3:12 p.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board, leaving a blazing spectacle in its wake. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor automobiles said that at least two automobiles were involved in the collision, prompting the closing of both the north and southbound lanes of I-75, even though no ambulances were called to the scene.

Naples Airport moved quickly to contain jet fuel fires by sending out firetrucks fitted with unique foam-like materials. Troops from the Florida Highway Patrol are presently handling the cleanup on the scene.

Even though the NTSB declared the disaster to be an accident, there are still little information available about what happened. Ohio State University spokesman Ben Johnson affirmed that there was no Ohio State University representative on board the aircraft, emphasizing that the Ohio airport is a commercial location.

This terrible incident serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers associated with flying and the significance of safety procedures. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones impacted by this tragic event.

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