Three people aboard a small plane died Friday afternoon when their crippled aircraft plunged into a home on Florida's northeast coast, federal authorities said. The homeowner escaped unharmed.
The Beechcraft Bonanza BE35 was headed from Daytona Beach to the Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, Tenn., when the pilot reported a mechanical problem about 2:10 p.m. ET, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The pilot was attempting to land at the Flagler County Airport but crashed minutes later into the home, in a wooded subdivision of Palm Coast, less than a mile from the runway.