Dramatic footage shows the moment three survivors flee a private plane explosion in Florida that killed the plane’s two pilots.
Crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, along with passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, were filmed fleeing the fiery inferno after it crashed on Friday.
Pilot Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, and second-in-command Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65, died when the plane’s engines failed and it crashed on I-75 outside Naples.
Video captured by passing motorist Kyle Cavaliere showed huge plumes of smoke rising from the wreckage moments after the plane crashed.
“He also fell on a car,” Cavaliere exclaims as he approaches. As he approaches, huge flames and debris can be seen scattered across the road.
Survivors of a private plane crash in Florida were filmed running for their lives after it exploded on I-75.
Crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, along with passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, narrowly escaped the wreckage.
Their plane crashed Friday after two engines failed and crashed along the busy interstate.
Crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans narrowly escaped with her life. She is listed as a flight attendant for Hop-a-Jet, the company that owns the plane.
The video then changes to a different angle to reveal three people running away from the plane.
‘Is there anyone else in there?’ Cavaliere asks as he runs to help.
‘Yes, yes our pilots!’ one of the survivors shouts in response. Caveliere then asks if they are alive and the woman replies that she doesn’t know.
The frantic survivors then start asking him to use his phone as the clip ends.
The pilots reported a failure in both engines just before the crash in an emergency call to air traffic control.
The plane was just a minute away from making an emergency landing at Naples airport, but another moment in the audio reveals how its pilot already knew he wouldn’t make it.
The flight was headed to Naples Airport from Ohio State University Airport, according to data from FlightAware, although the university says the plane simply used its facilities and had no connection to the university itself.
The plane belonged to Hop-a-Jet, a private charter company based in Florida, and was not connected to the university.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office named pilot Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, and second-in-command Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65, (pictured) as victims of the crash.
The private plane crashed into cars on a major highway, causing a huge explosion and killing two of the five people on board.
The company said it “received confirmed reports of an accident involving one of our chartered aircraft near Naples” and that it would send a team to the crash site.
“Our immediate concern is the well-being of our passengers, crew members and their families,” he said.
Bosmans is listed as a graduate of the Beyond and Above corporate flight attendant training school and her Linkedin says she works for Hop-a-Jet.
The Federal Aviation Authority closed all southbound lanes for 24 hours while it investigated the crash.
An FAA investigator was already on site and more would arrive over the weekend. A preliminary report was due within 30 days.
Police and first responders flooded the scene, and state troopers only opened the road north four hours after the crash.