Three dead in Fort Lauderdale plane crash

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A small plane crashed at a Florida airport Friday, killing three people and destroying over a dozen parked vehicles.

Officials say no one on the ground was hurt.

It happened at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The plane crashed into the side of a building and came down in a parking lot.

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.

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