Plane crashes into mobile homes in a 'ball of fire'

2015-10-14 15:33
A firefighter walks by a charred mobile home that burned after a small plane crashed in suburban Lake Worth. (AP)

A firefighter walks by a charred mobile home that burned after a small plane crashed in suburban Lake Worth. (AP)

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Palm Springs - A small plane plunged into a Florida mobile home park, churning up flames and a column of black smoke, and authorities said they rushed to check for an "unknown number of victims" in the chaotic aftermath.

The aircraft struck two homes at the Mar-Mak Colony Club in Palm Springs on Tuesday, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said in an email.

Borroto said one mobile home had been completely engulfed in flames. While he said there was an "unknown number of victims," he wouldn't say how many people were injured or if anyone had died. Borroto didn't immediately return calls early on Wednesday for further information.

Domingo Galicia said he lived in one of the mobile homes hit by the plane and that his 21-year-old daughter, Vane, was inside at the time of the crash. He said he was blocked by flames when he went to open the door to the home.

"Where is my daughter?" he asked. "I don't know where is my daughter right now."

Clara Ingram, who lives in the trailer park, told The Associated Press that she heard the crash.

"It just pounded, like an explosion," Ingram said, adding that when she went to look out her door, she saw "nothing but a big ball of fire."

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