Police: 86-year-old man among 3 dead after small plane crashes at mobile home park in Florida
Officials have identified the three people who died after a small plane crashed at a mobile home park in Clearwater on Thursday.
The Clearwater Police Department said the three victims were 86-year-old Martha Perry of Clearwater, 54-year-old Mary Ellen Bender of Treasure Island, and 54-year-old Jimin Patel of Melbourne Beach, who was the pilot.
Berry lives on Pagoda Drive, and Binder was visiting the mobile home, police said.
Investigators said the pilot of the single-engine plane radioed “Mayday” to Clearwater-St. Pete Airport around 7 p.m. to report an engine failure.
Four mobile homes caught fire, but three were evacuated, officials said.