DEVELOPING: Small plane crashes into Florida mobile home park sparking fire
A small plane crashed at a mobile home park south of Clearwater Mall, multiple homes caught fire. (Credit: X / @stevenascari)
A small plane crashed into a mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida, on Thursday evening, according to the Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department.
Several mobile homes went up in flames after the crash, the department said.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to Fox 13 Tampa Bay that a Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed into the Bayside Waters mobile home park, formerly known as Japanese Gardens, on U.S. 19 south of the Clearwater Mall around 7 p.m.
The call came in at 7:08 p.m. Thursday evening, officials said.
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FAA officials confirmed the pilot had reported an engine failure.
“We’re on scene of a small plane crash at a mobile home park south of Clearwater Mall. Multiple mobile homes have caught fire. Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions are on scene,” fire officials wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
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A small plane crash occurred at a mobile home park south of Clearwater Mall, multiple homes caught fire. (Credit: X / @stevenascari)
Video from the scene shows a massive fireball erupting from the park.
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It is unclear how many people have been injured on the ground or how many people were on board the plane.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.