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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.

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Airplane 'reported mechanical problems' before crash

The airplane that has crashed into a building near Fort Lauderdale airport is believed to have reported mechanical problems before trying to return to the airport, according to local media.

US media report that the airplane made a sharp cut to the right and twisted down towards the ground shortly before 4:30 pm local time.

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