3 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Car Parked Near Airport

The plane was registered to Safe Aviation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 9, 2016 6:55 PM CDT
Authorities investigate the scene where a small plane crashed into a car in a parking lot near a Houston airport on Thursday.   (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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(Newser) – Three people were killed Thursday after a small plane crashed into a car in a parking lot near a Houston airport, the AP reports. A Houston Fire Department spokesperson says the plane crashed shortly after 1pm into a car that was parked at a hardware store near Hobby Airport. Fire Capt. Ruy Lozano says officials believe the three people killed in the accident were on the plane. No one was in the parked car that was hit by the plane, he says. "It didn't strike the building. No fire. No fuel spill," Lozano adds.

The single-engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft had been trying to land at Hobby Airport when it crashed less than a mile northwest of the airport, says Lynn Lunsford, a spokesperson for the FAA. Records in the FAA registry show the plane is registered to Safe Aviation LLC in Moore, Okla. Officials with Safe Aviation could not immediately be reached for comment. It was not immediately known what caused the plane to crash. Lunsford says the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the crash investigation. (Read more plane crash stories.)

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