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Names of Clearwater plane crash victims released

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Feb 03, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-04 18:36:05-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Authorities have released the names of the Clearwater plane crash victims.

According to the Clearwater public safety officials, the victims were the pilot, Jemin Patel, 54, of Melbourne Beach; Martha Parry, 86, of Long Island, New York; and Mary Ellen Pender, 54, of Treasure Island. Pender was visiting the mobile home.

A lengthy investigation is just in its beginning stages into what led the plane into a mobile home park in Clearwater.

The FAA confirms a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed around 7 p.m. Thursday after the pilot reported an engine failure. The FAA said only the pilot was on board.

According to FlightAware, it showed a route from Vero Beach Regional Airport with a takeoff scheduled around 6 p.m. heading to Clearwater Airpark.

Records show the plane is registered to Control Data INC with an address listed in Indianapolis. ABC Action News has not been able to reach the owner.

The investigation is continuing.