Florida: Two dead after Challenger crashes on highway

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On February 9, 2024, the Bombardier Challenger 600, registration N823KD, was forced to make an emergency landing near Exit 105, Golden Gate Estates, in Collier County, Florida, due to both engines failing. Two people died.

The highway had to be closed immediately for safety reasons. Emergency services rushed to help, but they were no longer able to help the two deceased. According to official information, there were five people on board the plane. The accident brought traffic to a temporary standstill.

The plane was on its way from Columbus to Naples. The crash site is only about four miles from the airport. The jet was supposed to land there and then fly on to Fort Lauderdale. This didn't happen again because of the tragic accident. The exact cause is still unclear, but the airport authority said there are signs that a double engine failure may have occurred.

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