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3 Killed As Small Plane Crashes At Fort Lauderdale Parking Lot [VIDEO]

A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars.

Fort Lauderdale plane crash
Fort Lauderdale plane crash (WSVN TV)

Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city’s executive airport. The plane was a Piper Navajo, which is a two-engine turboprop.

A Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport spokesman says the plane began experiencing problems shortly after takeoff and was trying to return when it hit a warehouse at 53rd Street and North Powerline Road, about a half-mile east of the airport. It then crashed into the parking lot.

Television images showed about eight cars in a corner that were burned out shells, a smoldering heap covered in foam spread by firefighters on the scene.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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