Kissimmee pilot, woman in mobile home killed in plane crash near West Palm Beach

Dan Golloway, ofKissimmee, piloting a small plane, died Tuewsday when it crashewd near West Palm Beach, FL. / Headline Surfer® Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Daniel Shalloway of Osceola County, a pilot and business owner, (shown below) was killed Tuesday night when he crashed into a suburban Lake Worth mobile home near West Palm Beach. A resident of the home was killed, too. These are the charred remains of the mobile home where 21-year-old Banny Galicia, a resident, lost her life when the plane struck.
 

Dan Shalloway of Osceola County, FL killed in plane crash / Headline Surfer®WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Kissimmee pilot, who lost his life and claimed that of a woman in a mobile home when his small plane crashed Tuesday night, was remembered as a man who "lived for adventure."

"Dan lived for adventure -- (he) loved to fly," said Alan Byrd, who worked with the doomed pilot, Daniel Shalloway, founder of Machine Gun America, a Kissimmee business whose customers shoot automatic machine guns and other firearms. "He was an engineer by trade and actively involved in politics. He was passionate about his community,"

The plane crashed into a suburban Lake Worth mobile home near West Palm Beach on Tuesday night, killing not only Shalloway, but also a 21-year-old woman in the residence, Banny Galicia, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed.

One NTSB official said the carnage could have been worse.

"We're very fortunate, in a mobile home park, (the crash) wasn't larger and only two homes were affected," Daniel Boggs of the NTSB said, adding there were no distress calls from the plane, which had taken off from Orlando, before the crash. 

But that was of little consequence to Domingo Galicia, who began to scream when he realized his daughter, Banny, was inside the obliterated mobile home, which caught fire immediately and was completely engulfed by flames in a matter of minutes. "It was like a bomb," a grief-stricken Galicia told reporters the following morning.

"We're very fortunate, in a mobile home park, (the crash) wasn't larger and only two homes were affected," Daniel Boggs of the NTSB said, adding there were no distress calls from the plane, which had taken off from Orlando, before the crash. 

But that was of little consequence to Domingo Galicia, who began to scream when he realized his daughter, Banny, was inside the obliterated mobile home, which caught fire immediately and was completely engulfed by flames in a matter of minutes. "It was like a bomb," a grief-stricken Galicia told reporters the following morning.

Daniel Shalloway’s family issued the following statement after his death was confirmed late Wednesday by NTSB officials:

The statement read in part, "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Dan. He was more than just a wonderful husband & loving father - he was a tremendous leader, consummate mentor, and exceptional entrepreneur. He prided himself on taking care of his family and purposed all of his time and energy to ensure his family and friends were well taken care of. He loved to experience life and lived it to his fullest. We will miss his jokes, story-telling, and most of all his infectious laugh & contagious smile." 

Galloway is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lisa, 10 year-old daughter, Gina, and 31 year-old son, Eric.

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