A small plane crashed into a mobile home park and set two homes on fire, killing the pilot and a 21-year-old woman who was inside one of the homes, investigators and a relative said Wednesday.
No one else was aboard the plane and no one else on the ground was injured when the plane plunged from the sky about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday into a park of a few dozen mobile homes, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Dan Boggs said at a news conference.
"We're very fortunate it wasn't worse," he said.
Domingo Galicia said his trailer was engulfed in flames his daughter, Banny Galicia, was inside and presumed dead. He said he heard the plane but never saw it. He said he was blocked by flames when he went to open the door to the home after the crash.
"Banny! Banny! Come outside!" he said he screamed at his daughter.
Investigators said it was too soon to speculate on what caused the plane to go down at the Mar-Mak Colony Club, a park a few dozen homes where many of the residents speak only Spanish. The park is dotted with palm trees and bordered by a drive-in movie theater, a wooded area and strip malls catering to Spanish-speaking residents.