Aircraft smashes into car park

A small aircraft has crashed into cars parked at a building next to an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The US National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, said the aircraft is a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne.

Witness: Plane 'instantaneous fireball' on impact

Terry Knowles, who witnessed the plane crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told the Associated Press the aircraft was "an instantaneous fireball" when it hit the ground.

Mr Knowles said:

I was working on a car, and I heard the engine behind me. I turned around and saw the plane coming right over the building in front of me.

It hit the ground and exploded. It was an instantaneous fireball.

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Airplane crashes into building near US airport

The cars that were hit by the airplane
The cars that were hit by the airplane Credit: ITN

A small airplane has crashed into cars parked at a building near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida, according to US media.

The plane is reported to be a Piper PA31 Navajo twin engine airplane, and seats 8 passengers, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

It is currently unknown how many people were on the airplane, or if there was anyone near the site at the scene of the crash.

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