Small Plane Crashes into Home Near Airport

Officials say a small plane carrying three people was trying to land at a central Florida airport when it crashed into a house.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot reported mechanical problems shortly after 2 p.m. Friday.

The Beechcraft BE35 had been heading to Downtown Island Airport in Knoxville, Tenn., but diverted to the Flagler County Airport.

FAA officials didn't immediately know where the plane took off.

the Flagler County Sheriff's Office reports that the plane hit a Palm Coast home just east of the airport a few minutes after the pilot's call.

The house caught fire, but three people who had been inside the home managed to get out.

The home's owner was in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The condition of the plane's passengers wasn't immediately clear.


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