Plane crashes into Tijuana car shop, killing 3

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Posted: Oct 31, 2011 6:39 PM
Plane crashes into Tijuana car shop, killing 3

Mexican authorities say a light airplane taking off from the border city of Tijuana has crashed into an auto repair shop near a street market, killing three people and setting fire to several cars.

Baja California state agent Andre Cato says the 62-year-old pilot and his 17-year-old daughter died when the plane smashed into repair shop near the airport Monday. An explosion killed a 40-year-old man who had taken his car for repairs.

At least eight cars burned at the repair shop, which is in a neighborhood close to the international border with San Diego, California.

Authorities are investigating what caused the accident.