A Beechcraft BE35 flying Friday afternoon en route to Knoxville, Tenn., diverted to Flagler County Airport, Fla., and crashed into a house in Palm Coast, Fla., killing all three onboard the aircraft. The home was roughly one mile from the airport and caught fire after the crash. Early reports state that the homeowner escaped the house through a bedroom window and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the pilot had reported trouble before the crash and offered a few details about the Beechcraft Bonanza's condition.
Approximately 12 minutes prior to the crash, at about 2:10 p.m., the pilot declared an emergency and said the aircraft was shaking. The impact ignited a fire at the house, which was extinguished. Video of the scene showed significant damage to the one-story home, which is surrounded by tall trees. Early information about the crash did not include the aircraft's point of departure.