Plane crashes into Florida mobile homes, at least three feared dead

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 10:30 AM

MIAMI (Reuters) - At least three people are believed to have died after a small plane crashed into a south Florida mobile home park, local media reported on Wednesday.

The crash was reported to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on Tuesday night after witnesses saw a small plane drop out of the sky.

Surveillance video showed the plane banking and zooming down from the sky before it crashed, sending a column of black smoke into the air.

It "swayed side-to-side like sputtering for gas and all the sudden dropped and then blew up," witness Arthur Grimes told the Palm Beach Post.

The crash set two mobile homes ablaze, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Albert Borroto told reporters.

Authorities have not said how many people were killed. Lori Wilkerson, manager of the Mar-Mak Colony Club mobile home park in Palm Springs, told the Sun Sentinel newspaper she saw rescue workers pull three bodies from the wreckage.

Reuters could not immediately reach Borroto or park representatives for comment on Wednesday.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, who have taken over the investigation, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Zachary Fagenson; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Mohammad Zargham)