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NTSB to Brief Media on Plane Crash Investigation

Plane Crash
Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 10:42:00-04

PALM SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The latest on a small plane that crashed into a mobile home park near West Palm Beach.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it will update the media on its investigation of a small plane that crashed into two homes at a mobile home park near West Palm Beach.

Daniel Boggs, the NTSB's investigator-in-charge, plans a briefing at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mar-Mak Colony Club in Palm Springs. It's still unclear how many people died when the plane crashed around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire officials say one home was completely engulfed in flames and that there were "an unknown number of victims." An AP reporter on the scene saw workers loading two stretchers into a while van. Each stretcher appeared to hold a covered body.

Witnesses say the crash caused an explosion and plumes of smoke shot into the sky.