facebook
twitter
search
search

3 die in Florida plane crash

March 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- A small plane crashed into several vehicles in a warehouse parking lot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, killing all three people aboard, authorities said.

The Miami Herald reported the crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. near the city's executive airport.

Witnesses told the newspaper the twin-engine Piper aircraft destroyed seven vehicles and a boat.

"The plane is in pieces," Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Division Chief John San Angelo said. "There are car parts and plane parts everywhere."

He said no one on the ground was hurt.

The names of the victims were being withheld until their relatives could be notified.

The Herald said there were television reports that those killed may have been pilots taking the plane out for checks. San Angelo said the plane appeared to experience trouble soon after takeoff and tried to return to the airport.

Dozens of firefighters worked to extinguish the fire that resulted from the crash.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses