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NTSB Prelim: Beech V35

Reported Seeing A “Fireball” Or Something On Fire While Airborne Before The Impact On February 1, 2024, about 1907 eastern standard time, a Beech V35B, N6659L, was destroyed when it impacted two residences and the ground near Clearwater, Florida. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. Additionally, two occupants of one residence were fatally injured, and one occupant of a second residence sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14?Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data and preliminary air traffic control radar and audio information, the flight departed about 1809 from Vero Beach Municipal Airport (VRB), Vero Beach, Florida, on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan destined for Clearwater Air Park (CLW), Clearwater, Florida.

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