A Jupiter woman, 27, cheated death in a harrowing plane crash on Interstate 75 in Naples, that also injured two others but unfortunately claimed two lives last Friday. Sydney Ann Bosmans, the crew member from Jupiter, along with passengers Aaron Baker, 35, and Audra Green, 23, both from Columbus, Ohio, were listed among the survivors of the accident involving a Bombardier Challenger 600-series jet, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Witnesses captured footage of Bosmans and the two passengers as they emerged from the wreckage. Originally, Bosmans’ age was misreported as 23, but she is confirmed to be 27. In a tragic turn, Collier County Sheriff's Office confirmed the deaths of pilot Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, and passenger Ian Fredrick Hoffman, 65. The jet, owned by Fort Lauderdale-based Hop-A-Jet, experienced dual engine failure leading to the crash, according to Robin King, director of communication with The Naples Airport Authority, "Our immediate concern is for the well-being of our passengers, crew members, and their families," Hop-A-Jet stated Friday night, acknowledging the crash.
The plane met its ill fate shortly before it was set to land, having traveled from Columbus heading towards the Naples Airport, and was soon to depart to Fort Lauderdale. Around 4 miles shy of the destination, Murphy radioed Air Traffic Control, detailing the dire situation unfolding aboard the jet which plumbed from 1,800 feet to the ground in a distressing freefall, FlightAware data revealed.
The tragic incident unfolded on the southbound section of the I-75, hitting an SUV and a truck - though, remarkably, the occupants of these vehicles survived. Following the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board announced plans to relocate the wreckage to a secure location for extensive examination, and the black box has been sent to Washington, D.C. for analysis. According to the WPTV, Bosmans and the two passengers received medical treatment at a local hospital for their injuries.
As a skilled Hop-A-Jet corporate cabin attendant with a hand in the world of academic sports through her past as a lacrosse team member and coach, Bosmans' LinkedIn profile boasts her accomplishments as a "motivated, passionate, and professional individual." Additional details regarding the survivors' conditions or the exact nature of their injuries have not been released to the public, and Bosmans herself was unavailable for comment when the press sought her insights Sunday.