CBS News reports on Friday that a small plane crashed into a Florida parking lot this afternoon leaving all three people onboard dead.
The twin-engine plane reportedly experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport at approximately 4:30 p.m. The pilot tried to turn the plane around and make an emergency landing but it came up a little short and as a result crashed into a nearby repo lot.
The only casualties on land were a tree, a fence, seven cars and a boat which caught on fire.
"It looks like a junk yard that burned up," said Matt Little, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale fire and rescue.
About 40 firefighters were at the scene. San Angelo said the smoke and flames were so heavy that when firefighters first arrived, they couldn't tell where the plane was.
Thankfully the parking lot was a repossession yard housing vehicles. The two employees were actually out in the yard at the time of the crash but thankfully both were not injured.
The scene could have been a lot worse considering that an indoor go-kart track is located within a short distance of the tragic accident.