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NTSB says 2 dead in suburban Lake Worth plane crash

Two people died when a small plane crashed Tuesday into a mobile home park in suburban Lake Worth, the NTSB said at a news conference Wednesday.

NTSB spokesman Daniel Boggs said it's believed the pilot originated his trip in Lantana and was returning in a Piper Cherokee 180 from Orlando.

Citing sources The Palm Beach Post  first identified the pilot as  Dan Shalloway. His family has since confirmed that he died and plans on releasing a statement later in the day.

Investigators believe only the pilot was on board the aircraft and no distress calls were received.

In addition to the pilot, a person on the ground died in the fiery explosion.

A father identified his daughter as the victim on the ground. He said his daughter Banny Galicia was sleeping at the time the plane crashed.

The NTSB was unable to locate the tail number on the plane and will try and get it from maintenance records. Investigators plan to pull fuel receipts as well.

Wreckage is scheduled to be removed later Wednesday afternoon.

The NTSB won't speculate on the cause but said they will be at the scene for two days. 
 

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