Two people were killed when a small plane crashed through the roof of a children‘s therapy center in a warehouse near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday, officials said.
The victims not yet identified were those pilots and passengers. The crash put the autism center in fire, but none of the children inside were injured, according to a spokesman from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, Battalion Manager Steven Gollan.
One of the eight teachers got a little hurt when she helped children evacuate, and the firemen took her away from the building on a gurney.
The crash was reported at 13:30 at 1101 Northwest 62nd Street.
Initially there were heavy flames, but Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue brought them under control, officials said.
The plane crashed through the roof on the north side of the building just east of the airport.
The aircraft ̵
1; a Cessna 335 – went down just after starting from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Federal Aviation Administration said.
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