1 dead, 1 injured after small plane crashes into building in Fort Myers

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 02:11:35-04

A small plane crashed into a building near Page Field in Fort Myers shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, officials said. 

One person died and a second person was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said. 

No one on the ground was injured. 

A "Piper PA 28 Cherokee Aircraft crashed during takeoff at Page Field today around 8 a.m.," according to a FAA statement. " The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident. The FAA will investigate."

The plane lost control and hit a building, Lee County Emergency Management spokeswoman Christie Knudson said.

The building is believed to house a day care facility on the Chico campus. At the time, it was unclear if children were in the building. 

The plane crash was captured on a surveillance camera. 

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