MIAMI: At least four people were killed Wednesday in Florida when their small plane careered out of control and smashed into trees, before bursting into flames, local media said.
The Beech craft 1900 aircraft was reportedly headed to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Atlantic when it came down not far from Miami Executive Airport in Kendall after engine failure, said airport spokesman Greg Chin.
“The passengers were not able to survive this,” The Miami Herald quoted him as saying.
There were no fatalities on the ground because the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area, knocking out utility poles, leaving homes in the area without power.
Television footage showed the charred wreckage covered in foam by fire crews that raced to the scene of the mangled plane.