Plane makes emergency landing on Rickenbacker Causeway, clips bus with wing, officials say
A plane made an emergency landing on the Rickenbacker Causeway, clipping a bus with dozens on board Saturday afternoon, police said.
Around 5 p.m., Miami Police and Fire Rescue were called to the Rickenbacker Marina, 301 Rickenbacker Causeway, and arrived to discover a plane perched on the sidewalk and partially on the street.
A pilot and three passengers were aboard the Beechcraft A23A, a small-fixed wing single-engine plane, when it made an emergency landing, Miami Fire Lt. Pete Sanchez said. The plane’s wing clipped a Miami-Dade Transit bus with 30 people inside.
The plane departed from Miami Executive Airport earlier in the afternoon, lost engine power and landed on the causeway, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The NTSB will continue to investigate.
No one was injured in the plane or bus, Sanchez said.
“It could have been much worse,” he said.
Traffic was diverted away from the causeway entrance, but roads were reopened around 7:20 p.m., police said.
UPDATE - the Rickenbacker causeway entrance has been reopened for normal vehicular traffic. Thank you for your patience. KD. https://t.co/L2Kzkqu0ft
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) January 29, 2023
This is a developing story.