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At least 2 dead after fiery plane crash on Florida highway near wealthy Naples enclave

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At least 2 dead after fiery plane crash on Florida highway near wealthy Naples enclave

At least two people are dead after a small plane crashed on a Florida highway and burst into flames on Friday, officials said.

The Bombardier Challenger 600 jet smashed onto Interstate 75 near Naples around 3:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Two fatalities have been confirmed, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Five people were on board the plane, the FAA said.

At least two vehicles were also involved, the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed. 

The plane was traveling from Ohio to Naples and went down after reporting an engine failure, Naples Airport told WBBH.

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The plane crashed around 3:15 p.m. Friday. @JobaRobinson/X

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Five people were on board the plane, the FAA confirmed. Paulina Testerman

Video posted on social media shows the aircraft completely engulfed in flames in the middle of the southbound lane, spewing black smoke as halted drivers look on.

The plane departed from Columbus just after 1 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Naples airport at 3:21 p.m., flight data shows.

All southbound lanes have been shut down near mile marker 105, police said.

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Two vehicles were involved in the crash, authorities said. FDOT

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation into the deadly crash.

The wealthy enclave of Naples is home to a $295 million compound that is the most expensive property for sale in the US.

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