PALM COAST (CBSMiami) – A small plane carrying three people was trying to land at a central Florida airport Friday afternoon when something went wrong, and the plane crashed into a house killing all aboard.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot reported mechanical problems shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. The Beechcraft BE35 eventual destination was Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, Tenn., but diverted to the Flagler County Airport hundreds of miles short of its destination..
FAA officials didn’t immediately know where the plane took off.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reports that the plane hit a Palm Coast home just east of the airport a few minutes after the pilot’s call. The house caught fire, but three people who had been inside the home managed to get out. The home’s owner was in stable condition at a nearby hospital, but deputies said nobody was seriously hurt on the ground.
The condition of the plane’s passengers wasn’t immediately clear.