3 dead after small plane crashes into parking lot in Houston

Plane crashed near Houston Hobby Airport

(Image via KPRC-TV)

HOUSTON – Three people were killed in a small plane crash near Houston Hobby Airport, according to KPRC-TV.

KPRC-TV reports the crash happened just after 1 p.m. Thursday on Telephone Road near Airport Blvd.

A witness, Nicole Andrews, tells KPRC she was stopped in traffic on Telephone Road when she saw the plane on top of what appeared to be a black Honda Accord.

The car was parked in the lot of a nearby Ace Hardware store. No one was inside, the witness said.  

Andrews said as she passed the scene, she could see a body inside the plane.

“Witnesses were more shocked than anything. The alarm [in the car] was going off and there was smoke,” Andrews said.

Houston Fire Department Captain Ruy Lozana said there was no threat of a fuel spill that could cause a fire or explosion.

No other injuries were reported, according to Lozana. Houston fire officials have not released a cause of the crash.