This past Friday afternoon, three people lost their lives as a result of a pilot's losing control of the aircraft he was flying.
The technical malfunctions led to the plane's crashing into a house which was located (quite ironically, some might say) just a mile away from an airport. The incident took place in Palm Coast.
Information leaked thus far by the local police says that the three individuals who died following this plane crash were all passengers, and that their death was instantaneous.
However, it was decided that their identity should remain unknown, at least for the time being.
Susan Crockett, the owner of the house this plane crashed into, was in her bedroom at the time of the accident. However, it seems that she managed to escape pretty much unscathed.
Sources report that, apart for some minor injuries which were treated by doctors as soon as possible, Susan Crockett did not suffer are significant bodily harm.
“My mom is a strong woman and nothing will shake her because she has faith in God. I am so thankful that she's still here. I love my mom to death and I'm just really glad everything worked out,” Susan's daughter, Jessica, commented with respect to this incident.
Truth be told, it looks like the plane crash scared some of Susan's neighbors more than it did her.
As one of Susan's neighbors, Tim Hornsby, later explained, “My wife was pretty upset after seeing it, yes. She came outside after hearing the explosion. She didn't see the accident, but she heard the explosion. She was on the couch and she said it startled her, and it sounded like there was a car accident in the front yard of a semi, it was so loud.”
No details concerning the technical faults that caused the accident have yet been made available to the general public.
However, rumor has it that the pilot witnessed the aircraft's starting to shake, and that at one point he also stated that smoke was building up inside the cabin.
The plane was on his way from Ft. Pierce, Fla. to Knoxville.