2 confirmed dead after small plane crashes into Lake Worth mobile home park
NTSB says Cherokee 180 en route to Lantana from Orlando at time of crash
LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Two people are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed into a mobile home park in Lake Worth.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Dan Boggs said Wednesday that the pilot and someone else on the ground were killed when the Cherokee 180 crashed into the Mar-Mak Colony Club about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The pilot was later identified as Dan Shalloway and the woman killed was identified as Banny Gallecia, 20.
Shalloway is the co-founder of Machine Gun America, a theme park revolving around guns in Orlando. The company confirmed his death Wednesday, saying he leaves behind a wife and two children.
The plane, owned by Flyers Inc., was on its way to Lantana from Orlando at the time of the crash.
Boggs said Shalloway is the only person believed to have been on board the plane. He said investigators have found no records of any emergency or distress calls from the pilot prior to the crash.
Domingo Gallecia said his daughter was sleeping inside one of the mobile homes destroyed in the crash. He told Local 10 News that he tried to save her, but the flames were too intense.
"Everything already happened," he said. "I couldn't do anything. Many friends came. Many people came, but nothing could be done."
A memorial service was held Wednesday night at Banny Gallecia's church.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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