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Four People Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Florida

The pilot and three passengers have not been identified.

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A small plane crashed near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Sunday afternoon, and officials said the four people on board were killed.

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Video from the scene, which includes a wooded area near offices, a church, and a school, showed the fiery crash. No one outside the plane was injured.

The Piper PA-31 plane declared an emergency around 4:30 p.m. E.T. before crashing, the Sun Sentinel reported. The cause was not immediately known.

#PlaneCrash: FLPD confirms aircraft landed in wooded area near the 2400 blk of NW 62 ST - (4) deceased occupants.

Jean Rollin Deshommes said the crash took place within feet of his office.

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"If you're watching this, just be thankful," he said.

The identities of the victims have not been released, pending notification of family.

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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