SMALL PLANE CRASHES INTO MOBILE HOME PARK IN FLORIDA; SEVERAL FATALITIES REPORTED
(DEVELOPING STORY) – Fox News reports several people are dead after a plane crashed last night into a mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed a Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed into the Bayside Waters mobile home park on U.S. 19 south of the Clearwater Mall.
During a news conference last night, Clearwater Fire Chief Scott Ehlers said the plane hit one mobile home, which caused the fire to spread to three other homes. He said three structures “definitely” have fire damage while one has possible fire damage.
Ehlers said the aircraft was found within one of the structures, and he can confirm that there are “several fatalities” from the aircraft and within the mobile home it crashed into.
FAA officials confirmed to the outlet that the pilot had reported an engine failure.
Ehlers said it is unclear how many people have been injured on the ground or how many people were on board the plane.