Three people, including a four-year-old child, have died after a small plane crashed into a car in a Florida suburb.
Megan Bishop, 35, was driving with her son, Taylor, on Southwest 72nd Avenue in Pembroke Pines when the plane, with two adults on board, suddenly dropped from the sky on Monday (local time).
Shocking footage from a doorbell camera shows Ms Bishop’s black SUV heading down the road just seconds before the plane nosedives into the car and explodes into flames – sending flames down the street.
It has been reported by local publication WSVN that the aircraft was forced to turn around to North Perry Airport shortly after takeoff at 3pm after suffering engine failure.
But, the aircraft clipped a power line and fell short of the runway.
The two people on the plane, whose identifies haven’t been released, were pronounced dead at the scene and Ms Bishop and Taylor were rushed to hospital, where he later died.
Ms Bishop is a teacher’s assistant at Hollywood Hills Elementary School, which is located close to the crash site.
Residents say plane crash sounded like bomb
Salah Elshaer, a local resident who called 911 for help, said she had “never seen anything like it” in her life.
“The car literally looks like it’s just in half. I was thinking about the pilot’s family.
“It’s so sad, and I saw the people over there. They were hurt, and it’s shocking.”
Annabel Fernandez, who was nearby in her front yard with her kids, told WSVN the crash sounded like a bomb had exploded.
‘…a tremendous noise, and we went outside, and everything was on fire,” she said.
“Everything was bad, and you know, it got to a car. The plane could have, you know, got us all, and I’m very – we’re in shock.”
Six deaths related to plane crashes
Monday’s crash is the latest of five incidents near the airport in the past 10 months – killing six people, WSVN reported.
In December, a plane carrying two adults and two kids crashed and all four on board were taken to hospital.
In another crash, a pilot died when his small plane landed upside-down.
In May, a flight school student died when their plane crashed during training.
A county inquiry into the crashes has been announced.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating this week’s deadly incident.
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