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Small plane crashes with 3 people aboard near South Florida airport; injuries reported


OPA-LOCKA, Florida — A small plane with three people aboard has crashed shortly after takeoff from a South Florida airport.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement Tuesday that all three people were taken to local hospitals for treatment. There was no immediate word on the extent of their injuries.

The plane crashed between a canal and railroad tracks near Opa-Locka Executive Airport just north of Miami. Television news footage showed the plane lying on its back in a grassy area. It appeared to be largely intact and was not on fire.

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