Three dead after plane crashes into car park in Texas

Victims believed to have been on plane as it hurtled into parked car

Three dead after plane crashes into car park in Texas

Hobby Airport, Texas | File photo: Christopher Ebdon/Flickr

Three people have died after a plane crashed into a car park in Texas.

The aircraft hit an employee's vehicle outside a hardware store near a Houston airport at 1pm today, said police.

Fire Capt Ruy Lozano says the three people killed in the accident were believed to have been on the plane.

No one was in the parked car that was hit by the plane, which had either just taken off or was landing at nearby Hobby Airport.

The tragedy could have been much worse as the Cirrus single-engine SR-20 narrowly missed the Ace Hardware Store, which was full of people, said police.