Two aircraft collided west of Boca
Raton, Florida, on Friday, sending one crashing into the grounds of a gated golf course community. At least three people were confirmed dead, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department. No injuries on the ground were immediately reported, according to police spokesman Paul Miller. "I heard a big explosion," said Debora Hartman, a witness. "I thought a bomb had exploded or something and I came running out and I saw a huge fireball erupt. To the right there was a parachute coming down." One aircraft was a Lear-55, a twin-engine jet that can carry up to 13 people, according to George Prellezo, regional director of the National Transportation Safety Board. Police said they have found debris thought to be from the second aircraft, which was so far unidentified. Early reports say the second aircraft may have been a helicopter. The crash occurred shortly before noon, 2.5 miles west of Boca Raton Airport. Local television stations broadcast pictures of that one plane had broken into at least two parts. The Associated Press contributed to this report.