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Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building, killing 1

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A small plane crashed into an empty daycare building in Florida, killing one person and injuring another.

The crash caused extensive damage and a fire Saturday morning. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, CBS affiliate WINK-TV reports.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said that the Piper PA 28 aircraft crashed into Chico's Daycare shortly after it took off from a nearby airfield. Lee County is located in southwest Florida.

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A Piper PA 28 aircraft crashed into a daycare in Fort Meyers, Florida, on Saturday. WINK-TV

Authorities said that one person was killed and another had been taken to the hospital with injuries. It was unclear how serious the injuries were.

Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno told reporters that there were no daycare employees inside the building at the time of the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, WINK-TV reports.

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The scene after a small plane crashed into a daycare in Fort Meyers, Florida on Saturday. Jessica Alpern/WINK-TV
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