- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2009


A small plane crashed into a South Florida home Friday morning, splitting it in half as rescue teams look for victims through fire and thick smoke.

The crashed occurred at 11:25 a.m. in the Oakland Park neighborhood, outside of Fort Lauderdale.

There have been no reports on what caused the crash or whether residents were inside the home. At least two other homes were damaged in the crash.

The Cessna 421 twin-engine prop plane took off minutes before from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, airport spokesman Chaz Adams told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel newspaper.

The paper also reports the plane is owned by Sebring Air Charter and that four passengers including the pilot were thought to be on board.

• Joseph Weber can be reached at jweber@washingtontimes.com.old.

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