Naples Plane Crash Injures One, Damages Two Cars – NBC 6



A Bombardier Challenger 604 jet crashed onto Interstate 75 in southwest Florida, striking two vehicles and causing serious injury to one person, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The two pilots, Edward Daniel Murphy and Ian Frederick Hofmann, died in the crash while crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans and passengers Aaron Baker and Audra Green survived. The jet and its pilots were part of Fort Lauderdale-based company Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Charter, with their final destination being Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the location of Hop-A-Jet’s corporate headquarters.

Bombardier Challenger 604 Jet Collides with Vehicular Traffic on Florida’s Interstate 75

In a recent aircraft mishap, a Bombardier Challenger 604 jet crashed onto southwest Florida’s Interstate 75, hitting two vehicles last Friday, according to Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) findings.

The crash left one vehicle passenger seriously injured, with three others escaping without harm, FAA’s preliminary report states. Their identities, however, remain undisclosed.

Onboard Casualties and Survivors

Five individuals were onboard the jet, as per FAA’s report; including pilots Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, and Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65, who fatally succumbed to the accident.

Survivors include crew member Sydney Ann Bosmans, 23, along with passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, from Columbus, Ohio. Their injuries, if any, are currently unknown. These survivors are believed to be the same individuals videotaped fleeing the burning wreckage.

The Jet and Crew’s Affiliations

The crashed jet, along with its pilots, were reportedly associated with the Fort Lauderdale-based charter company, Hop-A-Jet Worldwide Charter. The jet was destined for the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), where Hop-A-Jet’s corporate headquarters are located.

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