Small plane crash near Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix


PUBLISHED Tue, August 01, 2017 - 4:14pm EDT
Credit: ABC 15


A small plane carrying two people has crashed shortly after taking off from Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, local and federal officials say. Both occupants were rushed to hospital in critical condition. (more)





The incident began just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday when a single-engine Grumman AA-1 aircraft took off from Deer Valley Airport, which is located in northern Phoenix. The pilot of the plane reported a mechanical problem a short time later.

"The pilot indicated they would try to return to the airport," said Ian Gregor, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "The plane went down about a half-mile off the runway end."

Footage from the scene showed that the aircraft crashed into a tree on the sidewalk of 19th Avenue, at the intersection with Adobe Drive. No vehicles or structures were impacted by the crash, although some debris was visible on the roadway.

The aircraft sustained major damage and both occupants were rushed to hospital in critical condition. A single-engine Grumman AA-1 is typically capable of carrying a maximum of two people, including the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration, and possibly the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are expected to investigate the cause of Tuesday's accident.

FOR LIVE NEWS UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook







  Phoenix, AZ     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

‘Active shooter’ scare at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington

New York twin brothers arrested in bomb-making scheme

Massachusetts: Graciela Paulino charged with fatal shooting in Lowell

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney announces Utah Senate bid





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.




SIGN-UP - BREAKING NEWS ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

‘Active shooter’ scare at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington

Massachusetts: Graciela Paulino charged with fatal shooting in Lowell

Lockdown at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida

WATCH LIVE: Local TV coverage of Florida high school shooting





VIDEOS


Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

Strong earthquake hits northeast Taiwan, killing at least 2

British court upholds arrest warrant against Julian Assange

‘Glee’ star Mark Salling found dead in apparent suicide

Canadian billionaire and wife were murdered, police say