Dramatic video shows survivors flee from deadly plane crash on Florida interstate

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Dramatic video shows survivors flee from deadly plane crash on Florida interstate

New heart-pounding footage shows the moment three survivors sprint free from their burning jet after it slammed onto a Florida interstate and killed two others earlier this week.

The trio can be seen rushing out of the wreckage, which was covered in bright orange flames and billowing black smoke as it lay on I-75, the video shared with Local 10 News shows.

“Is there anybody else in there?” Kyle Cavaliere, a passing motorist who stopped to assist, shouted at the survivors.

“Yes! Our pilots! Our pilots!” a woman can be heard shouting back as her coworker incoherently rambles beside her.

When asked if the pilots were alive, the frantic woman replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know much else.”

Authorities said the Bombardier Challenger 600 jet — with five people on board — was trying to land at the nearby Naples airport when it spontaneously lost both engines.

In a chilling audio recording of the flight, Pilot Edward Daniel Murphy calmly told an airport controller that the aircraft “was not going to make the runway” just moments before disaster.

Three passengers who survived the deadly private jet crash in Florida run from the blaze on Friday. WPLG Local 10/YouTube
A motorist who stopped and helped the passengers recorded the video of the crashed plane on Friday. WPLG Local 10/YouTube

The plane attempted to land on I-75, but witnesses said its wing clipped a car and dragged it before slamming into a wall, causing the deadly explosion.

Murphy, 50, and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65, were identified as the two killed in the fiery crash, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, and passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, — the three survivors seen running in the video — were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. Their conditions are unknown.

Crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, and passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, — the three survivors seen running in the video — were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. WPLG Local 10/YouTube
The plane attempted to land on I-75, but witnesses said its wing clipped a car and dragged it before slamming into a wall, causing the deadly explosion. NBC Miami

The plane had taken off from an airport at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, about 1 p.m.

It was scheduled to land in Naples around the time of the crash, Naples Airport Authority spokesperson Robin King said, when Murphy contacted the tower requesting an emergency landing.

According to the FlightAware aircraft tracker, the plane was operated by Hop-a-Jet Worldwide Charter based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The aircraft had been scheduled to fly back to Fort Lauderdale on Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Ohio State University said the aircraft is not affiliated with the university, and they had no further information about it.

Co-pilot Ian Hofmann, right, was identified as one of the two people killed in Friday’s crash. GoFundMe
Authorities said the Bombardier Challenger 600 jet — with five people on board — was trying to land at the nearby Naples airport when it spontaneously lost both engines. NBC Miami
Pilot Edward Daniel Murphy and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann were identified as the two killed in the fiery crash. NBC Miami

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