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Small Plane Crashes at S. Fla. Parking Lot; 3 die

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Updated: 3/15/2013 10:24 pm
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.

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3/15/2013 5:02:09 PM (GMT -5:00)
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