At 1419 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted a house during a forced landing. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.
While in cruise, the pilot reported vibrations in the propeller and engine. Daytona Approach advised that airports in the area were IFR with cloud ceilings of 900 to 1000 feet agl. The pilot received radar vectors for an airport surveillance radar (ASR) approach. According to witnesses, the airplane was visually observed on final approach at an unusually low altitude. About a mile from the runway’s approach end, the witnesses lost sight of the airplane behind tall pine trees.