WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Airport officials say three people are dead and another seriously injured in a small plane crash in Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that the twin-engine Piper PA-44 crashed during takeoff and caught fire Thursday evening.

Neither the Palm Beach International Airport nor the FAA could immediately identify the pilot or the passengers. The survivor was taken by helicopter to an area hospital.

Records show the plane was owned by FIT Aviation LLC, a Melbourne flight school.