Several fatalities after small plane crashes in mobile home park in Clearwater, FL

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Friday, February 2, 2024
Small plane crashes into mobile home park in Florida
Video shows the fiery scene where a small plane crashed in Clearwater, Florida.

CLEARWATER, Florida -- Officials say there were "several fatalities" after a small plane crashed at a mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida on Thursday.

A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed into the residential area south of Clearwater Mall around 7 p.m. after the pilot reported an engine failure, according to the FAA.

Clearwater officials say the aircraft went off radar about three miles north of the runway, which is where the mobile park is.

They confirmed several fatalities from the plane and in the mobile home where the plane impacted. The exact number has yet to be determined.

It's unknown how many people were on board the plane at the time of the crash.

Video showed multiple mobile homes on fire. Officials say four trailers were engulfed in flames.

They say the plane was still in one of the homes.

The people in the three other homes that caught fire were cleared from the homes and are ok.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.