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Plane crashed into Florida mobile home park, several people killed

Investigators say the pilot reported an engine failure shortly before crash
Clearwater Plane Crash
Posted at 7:42 AM, Feb 02, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla — Several people were killed Thursday night when a small airplane crashed into a mobile home park in Clearwater.

“I can confirm that we have several fatalities both from the aircraft and within the mobile home,” Fire Chief Scott Ehlers said.

Friday morning, the FAA said it's preliminary report shows the pilot and two people on the ground were killed.

Chief Ehlers says the plane crashed into the Bayside Waters Mobile Home Park at about 7:15 p.m. He said the plane crashed into one home and three others also caught fire.

Chief Ehlers said the plane, a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35, crashed into the park after the pilot reported an engine failure. He said much of the damage was in the Pagoda Drive area in the park.

The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating.