A small plane crashed into a mobile home park in Florida Tuesday, resulting in “an unknown number of victims,” authorities reportedly said. Three bodies have been pulled from the wreckage, the park’s management said, according to local reports.
The aircraft crashed into two homes at the Mar-Mak Colony Club in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said, in an email, according to the Associated Press (AP). One home was completely engulfed in flames, Borroto said, adding that the Red Cross had been called to assist the two families. The fire department confirmed there were multiple victims.
The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly investigating the cause of the crash.
Borroto said the surrounding roads and mobile homes nearby were closed and evacuated after the crash. By late Tuesday, the fire had been extinguished.
Clara Ingram, who lives in the trailer park, told the AP she was home at the time of the crash. "It just pounded, like an explosion," Ingram said about the sound she heard, adding that she saw "nothing but a big ball of fire."
Another resident reportedly said: "I looked up in the sky and saw a big cloud of black smoke just engulfing."