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AMBULANCE PLANE CRASHES; AT LEAST 4 DIE

An ambulance plane flying from Michigan to Boca Raton clipped a strip mall roof and crashed early today while trying to make an emergency landing, killing at least four people.

All the dead were aboard the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air BE-90, said Jorge Prellezo, regional director of the National Transportation Safety Board in Miami. Investigators hadn't determined whether the plane was carrying any patients.

The plane, which took off from a small airport near Pontiac, Mich., was diverted after the pilot reported problems.

After striking the roof just outside the airport at about 3:30 a.m., it hit power lines, crashed and burned.

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