Plane crashes into tractor-trailer on I-95 in Flagler

Northbound traffic re-routed onto Old Dixie Highway

A small plane crashes near I-95 in Flagler County. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Two people were injured Monday when a small plane crashed near Interstate 95 in Flagler County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The single-engine plane crashed next to the northbound lanes of I-95, about a mile from Old Dixie Highway near Flagler Beach.

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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said the occupants suffered minor injuries.

Troopers said the aircraft lost power and the pilot was attempting an emergency landing on I-95.

According to FHP, the plane’s wing then crashed into a tractor-trailer combination, after which the aircraft proceeded to land in the trees.

The pilot had departed from the New Smyrna Beach area and was en route to Flagler Airport when the wreck occurred, troopers said.

Video from the scene shows the plane overturned in the grass next to the interstate.

Traffic is being re-routed to Old Dixie Highway.

Federal authorities are conducting a further investigation.

Check back for updates.


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