Plane Crashes in Florida Parking Lot

Firefighters rush to put out the flames.
1:16 | 03/15/13

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that breaking news, the plane falling out of the sky. Look at the pictures coming in at this hour. The parking lot where it crashed, cars burned an firefighters still rushing to put out the flames. It happened in florida in ft. Lauderdale. We know of at least three dead tonight. And we begin here with abc's lee a stark in florida. Reporter: Panic in this parking lot in the moments of a small plane crashed into a ball of fire. Cars smoldering. Firefighters rushing to the scene, climbing through the wr the plane, a small piper cheyenne, had just taken off from a nearby general aviation airport, shortly after 4:00 p.M. It sounded like an explosion and it sounded like something hit a building. Didn't know what it was. We assumed it was a plane. It's never been a thought in my mind that a plane would go down. Reporter: Three people were on the plane, all now believed to be dead. Miraculously, no one on the ground was hurt. Ft. Lauderdale firefighters came to control the burning cars. Here, you can see the remains of the plane's propeller. There are 1,500 general aviation crashes in the u.S. Every year, killing nearly 500 people. The ntsb is so concerned, it has just launched a new safety effort to try to reduce that toll.

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