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Trucker's dash cam captures fatal jet crash on Florida highway

A truck driver's dash cam recorded the chilling moment a small jet crashed into two cars on Interstate 75 near the Naples Airport in Florida on February 9, confirming reports of two fatalities among the five passengers on board the aircraft.

On the scene: Alfonso Del Nodal, a Miami trucker, captured the crash on his dash cam, which shows the plane descending rapidly before colliding with the vehicles and causing a black plume of smoke to rise from the wreckage.

The pilot relayed to air traffic controllers the harrowing situation just before the crash, "We’re clear to land, but we’re not going to make the runway," indicating both engines had failed, reported WFLA News.

What we know: The aftermath of the crash led to I-75 being shut down for over 24 hours, disrupting traffic while emergency services responded.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken charge of the investigation to uncover the factors that culminated in the tragedy.

Impact: The incident highlights the unpredictable nature of travel on major roadways where drivers, including professional truckers, must be prepared to react to sudden emergencies.

The swift response and the documented evidence captured by the trucker's dash cam provide essential information that will assist investigators in determining the cause of the jet's engine failure.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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