A small plane crash-landed on a busy roadway in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, as captured on camera in a dramatic moment. On social media, videos of the bizarre collision are currently trending. The incident on August 19 was captured on camera by Raiah Collins, who told Storyful that she began filming as soon as she noticed the plane was flying “very low.”
Collins, who was traveling to Costco with her friend Amanda Skuban at the time, said it took her a while to realize the object was heading in our way and probably seeking a place to land that was open. “I grabbed my phone to video it right away, assuming it would land normally on the road, but it crashed instead.”
The single-engine 1956 Cessna 182 can be seen flying low over bustling University Boulevard in the nine-second clip that was captured from the couple’s automobile. The camerawomen suddenly scream “Oh my god” as the jet crashes nose-first into the road. We suddenly began to see a decline in the price, at which point we exclaimed, “Oh my God.” Cuban admitted to freaking out after the terrible event, telling WESH.com, “I just kind of spooked.”
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Ben Stillman, a local resident, said, “We heard a loud crash, kind of like a car wreck, and we figured it was a car catastrophe.” We peered over the fence from our house, which is just across the street, and all we could make out was the plane lying in the driveway. Cari Mason, an eyewitness who saw the collision while driving, said: “I was on the phone with my mom. Oh my god, let me hang up with you, I exclaimed. I then stopped at the side of the road.
Amazingly, no one else was wounded in the incident, which was apparently caused by a mechanical issue that required the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to the Florida highway patrol, even though the pilot suffered minor injuries. Collins remarked, “We’re incredibly fortunate, and I’m pleased the pilot is alive.” Everyone is extremely fortunate.
After the plane was removed off the road by authorities, University Boulevard has since reopened to traffic, according to WESH.com. Since then, an investigation into the crash has been started by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. A small plane that crashed down on a California highway earlier this month and damaged a truck carrying people before catching fire was caught on camera.