COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Two people are confirmed dead after the plane they were on attempted to make an emergency landing on I-75 in Collier County, Florida, and crashed into a vehicle Friday afternoon.
Update 3:05 p.m. EST Feb. 10: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday identified the people on the plane. The two killed were identified tentatively as the pilot, Edward Daniel Murphy, 50; and second in command, Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65.
The three survivors were identified as crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, and passengers Aaron Baker 35, and Audra Green 23, the sheriff’s office said. They were all transported to the hospital to get treatment for their injuries. The extent of their injuries has not been released.
Original story: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two people were killed as a result of the crash on I-75 near Pine Ridge Road.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. The agency said that there were five people on board the Bombardier Challenger 600 jet, according to The Associated Press.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said that the plane crashed into a vehicle as it was landing, WFTV reported.
The plane took off at around 1 p.m. from an airport located at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, the AP reported. An Ohio State University spokesperson said the plane was not afflicted with the university.
Robin King, the Naples Airport communications director, told WINK-TV that both engines on the plane failed.
The FAA said that the southbound lanes of I-75 between milepost 111 and milepost 105 where the plane crashed will be closed for at least 24 hours, according to the sheriff’s office.
By 7:40 p.m., northbound lanes of the interstate had reopened, the Naples Daily News reported.
The FAA said it, along with the National Transportation Safety Board, will be investigating the crash. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.
Authorities have not released the names of the people who died in the crash.
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