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2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by MrSundry: 5:52pm On Feb 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1TCUBIFKIw

The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Collier County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Two people were killed after a private jet carrying five people landed on an interstate in southwest Florida and crashed into a vehicle on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, near mile marker 107 in Collier County, according to a Friday-afternoon statement from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Footage from the scene showed what looked like wreckage, with smoke billowing from it and dozens of emergency vehicles.

Pilot Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, of Oakland Park, Florida, and second in command Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65, of Pompano Beach, Florida, were killed, authorities said Saturday.

Two passengers and a crew member survived and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their names are Aaron Baker, 35, of Columbus, Ohio; Audra Green, 23, also of Columbus; and Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, of Jupiter, Florida.

Two vehicles traveling south on Interstate 75 were involved in the incident and were damaged, Florida Highway Patrol said in an updated statement Saturday. A 48-year-old man from Naples was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and was hospitalized with minor injuries, authorities said.

A 66-year-old woman from Massachusetts driving a 2023 Nissan Armada SUV and two of her passengers were not injured.

Christopher Hofmann, the son of co-pilot Ian Hofmann, said in a statement that the family was “in shock and devastated.”

“We know our father died a hero doing his best to save everyone he could on the plane,” he said. “We ask for prayers during this difficult time.”

The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which said the plane is a Bombardier Challenger 600 jet.

Robin King, a spokesperson with the Naples Airport Authority, said three people on board the private plane managed to escape the wreck.

The plane took off from the Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio, at about 1 p.m. The jet was minutes from landing at Naples Airport when the pilots told air traffic control the aircraft’s two engines malfunctioned, King said.

“The air traffic controllers then lost contact with the aircraft,” King said.

Witness Steve Steelsmith, who took video of the aftermath of the incident, told WBBH he was headed southbound on the interstate when the low-flying plane caught his eye.

“As the plane was coming in, I seen he tried to bank it left, kind of at the last moment and then there was the impact. I didn’t really have a good visual of the impact but I saw the explosion and the smoke coming from the airplane itself,” Steelsmith told the news outlet.

He said that’s when he drove to the scene and began taking video.

“As I was climbing out of my truck, there was an initial explosion, that, at that point, you knew that whoever was still on the plane, it was just a loss,” he said.

The plane hit a truck, and someone in the truck sustained a laceration on his head, Steelsmith said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, authorities said.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/small-plane-lands-florida-interstate-collides-vehicle-authorities-say-rcna138176

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by MrSundry: 5:53pm On Feb 11
Oga ooo, it's really becoming serious. 3 crashes within a week

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Malroux: 5:54pm On Feb 11
The great Tinubulation continues.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Goodmarlian: 5:54pm On Feb 11
effects of climate change.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by immortalcrown(m): 6:02pm On Feb 11
OceanGate season.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by updatechange(m): 6:03pm On Feb 11
Aerial catastrophes happening too frequently these days in America 🇺🇸
My condolences to the family who lost their loved ones in the crash. 💥💐🙏

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Chinaza06: 6:04pm On Feb 11
Sad
Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by madridguy(m): 6:14pm On Feb 11
Nothing is serious about this. This is the real-time flight map of the United States of America. Many flights equal to high risk.

MrSundry:
Oga ooo, it's really becoming serious. 3 crashes within a week

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by kettykin: 6:15pm On Feb 11
Someone I'd doing this

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Bobloco: 6:21pm On Feb 11
Malroux:
The great Tinubulation continues.

Even in the US

shocked

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Aleem26(m): 6:26pm On Feb 11
US now shooting chopper crash movie 😂

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by DonMarkuzi(m): 6:28pm On Feb 11
Higher flight frequency.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by LordIsaac(m): 6:37pm On Feb 11
Honestly, America is careless about the safety of its domestic flights. I took a plane from Philadelphia to another part of Philadelphia, and it was prayers throughout. The thing looks terrible; the inside was rickety!

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Chicagograduate(m): 6:50pm On Feb 11
This is an heavy object that is flying o.Abeg pity the plane na.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by RaySimran: 6:52pm On Feb 11
All flying object should be grounded in America. What's all this with crashes every 72 hours.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by kcprince: 6:55pm On Feb 11
Maybe we should send FAAN there to teach Americans how to have safe sky.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by seunmsg(m): 7:03pm On Feb 11
America’s aviation industry needs better safety regulations.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by franchasofficia: 7:20pm On Feb 11
Air transport, one thing I dread, God have mercy cry

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by oka4ugoo: 7:28pm On Feb 11
My friend back then in school once told me that he perfer land transport to air transport. The family hold money die but according to him chances of survival for air transport mishap na zero but for land transport at least one get 40% chances of survival, you go know when the driver dey reckless and other road users are readily available as rescue team...

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by wethebest(m): 7:28pm On Feb 11
Nawa
Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:28pm On Feb 11
USA in recent times have been on a surge of Plane crashes.

They should better fix their aviation industry crisis. It's unbecoming

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by AOB1: 7:28pm On Feb 11
cry
Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Obyangel: 7:29pm On Feb 11
United States love to copy Nigeria, we voted oldies as presidio, now dem dey competite with us in aviation industry. Even entrainment is not left alone.

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Shellsploit: 7:29pm On Feb 11
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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Dougad: 7:29pm On Feb 11
Commercial air travel still remains the best. All these private this, private that

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by ghiloman28(m): 7:29pm On Feb 11
Nobody will call America a failed state. No where Dey no dey cook night food. We can do better as a citizen. God bless Nigeria. Rip to the dead souls

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Meti99(m): 7:29pm On Feb 11
Pray for America

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by LivingLight(m): 7:30pm On Feb 11
Serious matters arising from the US

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Re: 2 Dead As Private Jet Carrying 5 Lands On Florida Interstate by Racoon(m): 7:30pm On Feb 11
shocked Why are planes just crashing anyhow in the US in recent times?

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