Jet crash on I-75 Highway in Florida, two reported dead

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Two people have been killed after a crash on a highway in Florida.

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Here’s what happened as reported

According to NBC 2 News and Weather, a Bombardier Challenger 600 jet was traveling over Florida from Ohio. The outlet reports that five people were on the plane when it crashed on Interstate I-75.

The accident reportedly happened in Naples, Florida, around 3:15 pm near the Golden Gate Parkway exit.

By 4:40 p.m., authorities had confirmed that at least two people were killed in the crash while three people survived, according to NBC 2 News and Weather. At this time, it appears that the identities of the victims have not been released. suffered to be made public.

According to the release, the Naples Airport Tower was in contact with the pier before it landed. Minutes before, it was reported that the pilot could be heard calling out in distress.

NBC 2 News and Weather reports that the pilot notified Air Traffic Control that the plane “lost both engines” and “couldn’t make it” to Naples Airport.

Here’s how authorities have responded so far

The outlet reports that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed “a large section” of the highway where the crash occurred. Traffic in both the southbound and northbound lanes is reported to be closed, according to NBC 2 News and Weather.

In addition, the service reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has announced that the area will remain closed for 24 hours. Drivers are now being advised to find alternative routes.

“The Federal Aviation Administration has closed a large section of Interstate 75 in Collier County to investigate a plane crash with two confirmed fatalities… The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and FHP are assisting with traffic and security at the scene. We are also working with the FAA to determine when certain routes may reopen to traffic in the affected area. Please use alternate routes indicated in this graphic if you must travel,” a Facebook post recently shared by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reads.
According to Fox 35 Orlando, the FAA is investigating the fatal accident along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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