Small Plane Crashes at Fort Lauderdale Parking Lot

By: National AP Email
By: National AP Email

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- 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 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.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials: 3 died on plane that crashed into Fort Lauderdale parking lot; none hurt on ground.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing at least one person.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler told WTVJ-TV that at least person died in the Friday afternoon crash of a Piper Navajo. The plane is a two-engine turboprop.

A Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport spokesman says the plane began experiencing problems shortly after takeoff. The plane was apparently circling back to the airport 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.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport.

Television news footage shows that the plane crashed on the side of a building and came down at a parking lot Friday afternoon near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Fort Lauderdale fire rescue crews were responding. Emergency officials didn't immediately return calls for comment.

It wasn't immediately clear how many people were in the plane or if anyone on the ground was injured.


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