FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 16, 2013)--A small plane crashed in a parking lot near an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,, 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 crash Friday afternoon 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.
The pilot was trying to return when the plane hit a warehouse about a half-mile east of the airport and 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.