FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ A DC-3 cargo plane crashed and burned Monday in the middle of the street in a residential neighborhood, authorities said. There was no immediate word on any deaths or injuries.

The flight went down during takeoff three miles east of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, said Greg Martin, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

It was not clear how many people were aboard, said Capt. David Erdman of the Broward County fire-rescue service.

Firefighters sprayed foam and water on the burning wreckage in the tree-lined neighborhood.

DC-3s are regarded as cheap, reliable aircraft capable of taking off from short runways.