Video: Dashcam Captures Plane Crash on Interstate

( – A Florida truck driver’s dashcam captured shocking footage of an explosion after a small jet crashed on Interstate 75.

The accident happened on Friday, February 9th, as a trucker from Miami named Alfonso Del Nodal was driving down I-75. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the plane went down on the highway at 3:15 pm in Collier County near Naples Airport, crashing into the highway wall and hitting two vehicles in the southbound lanes, close to the Pine Ridge Road mile marker.

The dashcam on Nodal’s truck captured a glimpse of the falling plane followed by the devastating impact explosion. He sent the video to WBBH-TV in Fort Myers.

In the footage, the aircraft can be seen in the distance losing altitude, followed by an explosion and a massive black plume of smoke coming from beside the road. Nodal can be seen approaching the accident slowly before backing up his truck and creating some distance.

There were five people onboard the small aircraft, two of whom died in the impact, which also resulted in the shutdown of multiple lanes on I-75 for over 24 hours and caused some traffic jams. Right before the crash, the pilot reported to air traffic controllers that both of the plane’s engines failed mid-flight. “We’re clear to land,” he said, but then clarified that they would not make it to the runway because they “lost both engines.” The model of the jet was a Bombardier Challenger 600.

An investigation is underway, which will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane was reportedly heading to the Naples Airport after traveling all the way from Columbus, Ohio, and crashed just before reaching its destination.

The plane crash wasn’t the only such incident on that Friday. The very same day, around 10 pm, six people died in a helicopter crash in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Among the passengers was Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank, one of the largest in Nigeria, as well as his wife and son. Including the two pilots, the other casualty was Bamofin Abimbola Ogunbanjo, a former chair of the Nigerian stock exchange NGX Group.

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