Twin Engine Plane Crashes Into Parking Lot

Lisa Stark reports on the sudden crash of a plane right after takeoff.
1:20 | 03/16/13

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We begin with that small plane crash in ft. Lauderdale, florida. The plane carrying three passengers. Abc's lisa stark has the story. Reporter: This scene of devastation after the small twin engine piper plane smashed into a parking lot near the airport. The plane was engulfed in flames. Cars were damaged and burning too. Eyewitnesses say the plane had just taken off from ft. Lauderdale's general aviation airport when it banked right and suddenly went down. Looked out and I saw the plane just bank right into the ground behind the star light lounge and it exploded and then I kept hearing explosions. Couldn't believe it. I was amazed how the plane went down so quickly and it -- the explosion and then the fire immedia immediately preceding it. It was pretty horrific. Reporter: Firefighters rushed to put out the flames but toofs fee late to save the three on the plane. This comes as federal off are launching a new effort to reduce accidents involving private aircraft whichclaim nearly 500 lives every year. For "good morning america," lisa stark, abc news, ft. Myers, florida.

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