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Plane crashes into US motorway and bursts into flames

Several people have been injured after a plane smashed into a busy motorway.

The light aircraft ploughed into the road before bursting into flames.

Footage posted on social media showed the wreckage of the plane burning in the middle of the road.

A nearby car was badly damaged, though it remains unclear if it was struck by the aircraft or crashed trying to avoid it.

It’s thought there was heavy traffic on the bridge at the time and the plane may have been attempting an emergency landing.

At least one injured person could be seen in footage of the incident posted online. 

Reports in US media said at least six people were injured but there has been no official confirmation.

A witness who posted a video of the aftermath online said they saw three people getting out of the plane.

Small plane crashes into a bridge near Haulover, Miami (Picture: @lexSayzzz)
Footage posted on social media showed the burning wreckage of the plane still in the road (Picture: @lexSayzzz)
Small plane crashes into a bridge near Haulover, Miami (Picture: @lexSayzzz)
A badly damaged car and one injured person can also be seen in the horrifying footage (Picture: @lexSayzzz)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said it was called at 12.50pm eastern time to the Collins Avenue bridge, according to the Miami Herald.

A helicopter was drafted in to take the injured to a hospital, but it’s unclear how many needed medical attention.

The paper said more than 60 firefighters were sent to the crash scene.

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