3 dead after small plane crashes into Florida mobile home park sparking major fire

 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a preliminary report saying that a Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed into a residential area in Clearwater, Florida at approximately 7 p.m. The pilot reported engine failure on Thursday local time.

According to reports, three people died in the plane crash, including the pilot, who was alone in the plane, and two people on the ground.

Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported that the plane hit U.S. Route 1, south of the Clearwater Mall. On the 19th the Bayside Waters Mobile Home Park, formerly known as the Japanese Garden, was struck, causing a fire that engulfed the home.

During a news conference Thursday evening, Clearwater Fire Chief Scott Ehlers said the fire had spread to three other homes. He said three structures "definitely" sustained fire damage while an additional home may also have been damaged.

Ehlers said the plane was found within a structure, and initially confirmed there were "multiple fatalities" from the plane and the mobile home it crashed into.

"We are on the scene of a small aircraft crash at a mobile home park south of the Clearwater Mall. Multiple mobile homes are on fire. Multiple jurisdictions," fire officials wrote on "Firefighters are on scene."

Video from the scene shows a huge fireball coming out of the park.

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