Small plane crashes, catches fire on Florida road; 1 dead
A tragic event unfolded in Hollywood, Florida, as a small plane crashed on a busy road, killing one person. The crash occurred near the 450 block of North Park Road, close to Memorial Regional Hospital and Hollywood Boulevard, just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The incident quickly engulfed the wreckage in flames and caused chaos in the area.
Aerial footage captured by news channels showed the frame of the aircraft, believed to be a banner plane, severely damaged by the fire. Unfortunately, the death of the only person aboard the single-engine aircraft was confirmed by the Hollywood police spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi. However, no other injuries were reported.
Firefighters were swift to respond to the scene, and the fire was extinguished soon after. The authorities closed down nearby roads to manage traffic, and investigations into the cause of the crash have already been launched. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was contacted to investigate the incident thoroughly.
The person’s identity who lost their life in the crash has not yet been revealed. Such a tragedy has plagued the community and has caused alarm in the aviation industry. As authorities continue to investigate to provide answers on the cause of the crash, many are hoping that the reports will also offer insights to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
The crash site’s exact location can be seen on the interactive map above, embedded with the latest information. This is a developing story, and further details and updates will be reported as they emerge.