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Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home Killing Pilot And A Home Occupant

October 14, 2015 - On Tuesday, a Piper Archer aircraft, PA-28-180, N57312, had departed Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Orlando for Palm Beach County Park Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida with only its pilot onboard.

While on approach for Palm Beach County Park Airport, at about 5:30 PM the pilot who has been identified as 64 year old Dan Shalloway encountered an aircraft stall which resulted in the Piper Archer aircraft crashing into a mobile home just north of the airport.

Upon impact the Piper Archer burst into a ball of fire. Inside the mobile home was 20 year old Banny Gallecia who died as a result of the fire. Her father indicated his daughter was sleeping inside the mobile home. He said he tried to save her but the flames and heat were too intense.


Investigators report that early investigations indicate the pilot did not contact air traffic control to report aircraft problems nor did the pilot make a distress call prior to the crash.

The Piper Archer aircraft which was manufactured in 1973 was owned and operated by Flyers Inc. Eyewitnesses reported the aircraft just before the crash sounded as if the aircraft was running out of gas and that the pilot appeared to be rocking the aircraft wings to the left and then to the right.

Shalloway was co-founder of Machine Gun America in a statement the company said, "Everyone at Machine Gun America is deeply saddened by the tragic events of that took the life of our co-founder Dan Shalloway. Dan loved to fly, was an engineer by trade, actively involved in politics and passionate about his community."



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