3 victims IDed in Palm Coast plane crash; 911 calls released
PALM COAST, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Authorities have released the 911 calls and identified the three people killed after a small plane crashed into a house while trying to land at a Palm Coast airport.
The 1957 Beechcraft H35 Bonanza was heading from Fort Pierce to Knoxville, Tenn., when it experienced mechanical problems and crashed Friday. All three people on board the plane when it went down died at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol officials identified the victims as 42-year-old Charissee Peoples of Indianapolis; 59-year-old Duane Shaw, of Albany, Kentucky; and 57-year-old Michael Anders, also of Albany, Kentucky. It was Anders' birthday the day the plane crashed.
The pilot told controllers that the engine was shaky and the plane was smoking minutes before crashing into a Palm Coast home. Homeowner Susan Crockett was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.
She told FOX 35 her story Saturday, saying that if people don't believe in God, the fact that a plane crashed into her home and she survived should be enough to have them start believing in God.