At least two people were killed Friday when a Bombardier Challenger 600 plane crashed on a highway in Naples, Florida.
The plane, which was approaching a landing in Naples, crashed on Interstate 75 around 3:20 p.m., a few miles from the local airport.
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The Collier County Sheriff's Office confirmed to several media outlets on Friday that at least two people died in the crash, out of a total of five people on board.
The other three people were able to get out of the plane after the accident. But the authorities did not say whether they were injured.
In the moments before the accident, the pilot contacted the control tower in Naples.
“Okay, Challenger, Hope-a-Jet 823, both engines missing, emergency. I’m going to make an emergency landing,” the pilot said, according to a transcript of the conversation published by the Naples Daily News.
The air traffic controller responded by saying that runway 23 was clear for the plane to land. “We can land, but we won't make it to the runway. We've lost both engines,” the pilot replied.
The Hop-a-Jet plane left Fort Lauderdale in the morning bound for Columbus, Ohio. He was on his way back and was scheduled to stop briefly in Naples, before returning to Fort Lauderdale.
The Federal Aviation Administration, the US agency responsible for aviation safety, opened an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
The Challenger 600 is a business jet developed by Canadair and now owned by Bombardier.
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