Three people, including an 86-year-old woman, died in a tragic airplane crash in a mobile home community. The victims were Martha Parry, who lived at the site of the crash, Mary Ellen Pender, who was visiting from Treasure Island, and the pilot Jemin Patel. The single-engine plane, owned by Control Data Inc., crashed after suffering engine failure, causing a fire that destroyed the mobile home and damaged surrounding properties. Pender, a retired nurse from Queens, had stayed behind to help her friend, Martha Parry, clean up after a day of golfing.
The devastating crash in the Bayside Waters 55+ community in Clearwater resulted in the loss of three lives, leaving the community in shock. Martha Parry, Mary Ellen Pender, and pilot Jemin Patel tragically lost their lives in the crash. The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35, owned by Control Data Inc., crashed into Parry’s home after experiencing engine failure. Most of the people who had been socializing in the mobile home had left just before the crash, which caused a fire that destroyed the home and damaged neighboring properties. Pender, a retired nurse from Queens, had stayed behind to help her friend clean up, as was her usual thoughtful nature, according to her husband, Bobby Dixon.
The tragic incident has left the community reeling from the loss of three individuals, with the impact felt by both residents and visitors. The crash, resulting from engine failure, has raised concerns about aviation safety. The victims, Martha Parry and Mary Ellen Pender, were both enjoying their day of golfing before the devastation occurred. Their untimely deaths have left their loved ones and the community in mourning, with memories of their lives and the tragedy that occurred.