A FIERY scene erupted at a mobile home in Clearwater, Florida after a small plane crashed into a trailer park on Thursday.
Several fatalities were confirmed after firefighters worked to put out the blaze.
The pilot reported engine failure shortly before the crash, however, it’s unclear if others were on board the aircraft.
The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed around 7 pm, according to the FAA.
The pilot issued a Mayday call and went off radar, said Clearwater Fire Chief Scott Ehlers.
Ehlers said three structures caught fire after the crash at the trailer park with one also possibly damaged.
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“I can confirm that we have several fatalities both from the aircraft and the mobile home,” he said.
The plane was found in one of the structures, said Ehlers.
Shocking video shows several mobile homes on fire.
All other mobile homes were cleared, with Ehlers saying there were no victims, however, crews are still looking into the mobile homes where the plane crashed.
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Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions were at the scene.
“We’re on scene of a small plane crash at a mobile home park south of Clearwater Mall,” read a tweet from the Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Ehlers said crews are “in the process of working through with FAA and NTSB” to identify aircraft, pilot, and any other passengers.
“We do have one injury that is secondary to the entire incident,” said Ehlers.
That person refused medical attention, he added.
The crash happened at the Bayside Waters community, a short drive away from Clearwater Mall.
The community boasts waterfront properties near Old Tampa Bay.
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“Live at Bayside Waters and enjoy a friendly atmosphere, sunny Florida days, and a beautiful backdrop to retirement,” read the community’s website.
“Whether you’re in the mood to socialize at the clubhouse, sit back at the pool, or walk along the waterfront, Bayside Waters is a relaxed and comfortable place to call home.”
Cheyenne R. Ubiera