One person was killed and five others were injured Saturday afternoon after a small plane caught on fire after crashing on the Haulover Inlet bridge in Miami, authorities confirmed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Cessna 172 lost engine power before landing on the bridge, about five miles east of the Opa-Locka Airport, around 1 p.m.

“We had three Miami Dade Fire Rescue lifeguards who started assisting patients, aircraft down in flames in addition to a vehicle that was hit by the aircraft,” Miami Dade Fire Rescue Erika Benitez said.

Three people were on board.

Officials said two of them are in serious critical condition.

One person was transported by Air Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, one was transported by ground to the north trauma center and three people had non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ground to a local area hospital, officials said.

HAPPENING NOW: A small plane has crashed into the Haulover Inlet Bridge. Traffic on the bridge shut down in both directions. Unknown number of injuries & fatalities at this point.

— Liane Morejon WPLG (@LianeWPLG) May 14, 2022

According to the FAA, the plane had departed from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and was heading to Key West International Airport when the incident occurred.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed that the fire has been extinguished and DERM has been notified due to fuel runoff from the plane.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident, with the NTSB taking the lead.

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Small plane lost engine power landing on Haulover inlet bridge hitting a car while landing.
The NTSB is investigating.
Video credit: Kai Colon

— Bridgette Matter (@Bmatternews) May 14, 2022

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