(Reuters) - Three people were killed when a small plane crashed on Thursday a few miles from Hobby Airport in Houston, the Houston Fire Department said, without providing details on the identities of those killed.

Live video of the scene from Houston TV broadcaster KHOU showed the damaged plane in a parking lot of an Ace Hardware store.

There has been no indication given yet on what caused the crash, the department said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Bernard Orr)