Authorities said a small plane crashed into a trailer in the Mar-Mak Trailer Park just before 6 p.m. Tuesday in suburban Lake Worth.
Fighting back tears and still admittedly in shock, Domingo Gallecia said he couldn’t save his daughter, Banny Gallecia, 21, who was asleep in her room when the plane crashed.
Domingo Gallecia said he stepped outside, heard a plane flying close and then heard a massive explosion inside his Lake Worth home.
“Yo, Banny, Banny, Banny! Come on. Come on, Banny!” Domingo Gallecia said. “But no one could save her.”
Domingo Gallecia said his daughter’s bedroom door was locked. When he got it open, a massive fire pushed him back.
Authorities said they believe several victims are dead, although officials didn’t have a number on hand.
Banny Gallecia, a student at Palm Beach State College, decided to stay home from school Tuesday because she needed to rest after working, according to her father.
Domingo Gallecia said relatives have to notify his wife in Guatemala.
According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, two trailers were affected by the crash. Surrounding roads and trailers nearby were immediately closed and evacuated.
Deputies said Lake Worth Road was initially closed in both directions, but the westbound lanes have been reopened to traffic.
Officials said besides the two affected trailers, all other people in the area were allowed to return to their homes.
It’s unclear what caused the plane crash and the identities of those onboard have not been released.
Deputies said they would be securing the crash scene until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration does not have any information about the aircraft available at this time.
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