LAKE WORTH, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) — South Florida investigators were trying to determine how many people died after a small plane went down in a mobile home park, destroying at least one home.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said at least one other mobile home was damaged, resulting in “an unknown number of victims.” Managers at the Mar Mak Mobile Home Park said three bodies were pulled from the wreckage.
One resident of the park said he feared his daughter, Banny Yaneli Galicia, 21, died when the plane crashed into one of the mobile homes. Domingo Galicia said the woman was asleep in a bedroom when the crash happened. He hasn’t been able to locate her since.
About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the small plane went down after it was seen flying low over the mobile home park in Lake Worth, located about 40 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and a few miles from the Palm Beach County Park Airport.
“It was flying and then you heard the engine roar,” said Iyan Warnink, who was riding his bicycle near John Prince Park when the plane went down. “It hit the house and went up in a tornado of flames.”
The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating.