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Video Shows Private Jet Crashing on Highway

By: Jesse Kleib   February 23, 2024

In our modern era, where cameras are omnipresent—be it on our smartphones or integrated into our vehicles—we have unparalleled access to the world around us. With lenses ready to capture any moment, it’s almost certain that someone will bear witness to even the most remarkable events as they unfold.

That being said, pilots attempting to set down aircraft on highways isn’t all that uncommon of a scenario when engines fail. The large and smooth area represents the best possible chance to turn around the incredibly dangerous situation that puts lives in risk.

Such was the case with the tragic incident involving a private jet crashing onto a major highway in Florida. This devastating event claimed the lives of two individuals onboard: pilot Edward Daniel Murphy, aged 50, from Oakland Park, and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann, aged 65, from Pompano Beach.

Reports indicated that the jet in question is a Bombardier Challenger 604. According to officials, the private jet was en route from Ohio to Naples when it tragically went down on Interstate 75, just east of the Naples airport. In its descent, the jet collided with two cars before finally coming to a halt.

Remarkably, three other occupants of the plane survived the crash and were then transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Murphy’s family was informed that he had been trying to save the lives of the three passengers who ultimately survived the ordeal. In response to this tragedy, a GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist Murphy’s family with the financial burdens associated with funeral expenses.

As of now, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continues its investigation into the crash, diligently working to determine its cause and any contributing factors.