Small plane crashes into Florida mobile home park killing 3; setting trailers on fire

6 month ago

Clearwater news, Florida news.

A small plane crashed into a Clearwater, Florida mobile home park Thursday killing three people and setting several homes on fire, police said.

The victims were a crew member on the plane and two people who were on the ground, the FAA said.

The incident took place just after 7 p.m. in the Bayside Waters community.

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  • Fire Chief Scott Ehlers revealed that the pilot had reported an emergency to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport shortly before the aircraft went off radar.

    “The tower over there was able to get a radio transmission from the pilot that he was having a Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. And the aircraft went off radar about three miles north of the runway which is in this location here,” Ehlers said.

    The single-piston Beechcraft 35 Bonanza left Vero Beach Regional Airport at 6:08 p.m. and was set to land at the Clearwater Air Park.