Small plane crash lands on Fla. Turnpike

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A small plane has landed on the Florida Turnpike north of Miami.

Television pictures show the plane landed Wednesday afternoon on the highway near Hollywood and broke in several places. It didn't appear to have hit any cars.

The Socata turboprop carries seven people but aviation authorities say they believe two were on board. Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue officials said three people were transported to the hospital: the pilot and passenger of the plane and one person from a car.

While there was no fire, firefighters doused the plane with foam as a precaution, reports CBS station WFOR Miami.

According to FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen, the plane was returning to North Perry Airport from Opa Locka Airport when it landed on the Turnpike.

Hollywood police say the plane landed in the turnpike's northbound lanes and all traffic has been stopped, causing a massive traffic jam. Only one southbound lane is open.

The plane is registered to SV Leasing Company of Florida, which is based in Miami.