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Security Camera Captures Small Plane Crashing Into A Florida Building

Pilot Eladio Marquez and his passenger were killed in the crash. A teacher was injured.

Surveillance video has captured the shocking moment a small plane crashed into a Florida building containing a therapy center for autistic children. 

The pilot and his passenger were killed soon after taking off in the Cessna plane from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday afternoon. 

According to CBS, the pilot, identified as Eladio Marquez, declared an emergency just seconds after leaving the runway, telling the control tower there was an engine fire.

Marquez’s passenger was one of his former flight school students. 

Footage of the incident, captured by the CCTV cameras of an electronics store, was uploaded to Facebook on Monday. People can be seen running from the building, which becomes engulfed in flames just moments after the plane hits. 

A spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department told local ABC affiliate WPLG-TV that teachers and children were in the building at the time.

One teacher reportedly suffered minor injuries while helping children flee but did not require hospitalization.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.  

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