Arizona Plane Crash Left 6 People Dead

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Phoenix, ARIZONA — Six people were killed when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff, bursting into flames on a suburban Phoenix golf course Monday, officials said.

 

There were no survivors among the passengers and crew after the plane went down at 8:45 p.m. on the Champions Course. It is just north of the Scottsdale Airport, the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement.

 

The names of the victims were not immediately released, pending identification and notification of family members, police said.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene of the crash and is investigating.

 

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the plane was a Piper PA-24 Comanche. The single-engine Comanche can have four or six seats.

 

The crash happened on the sister golf course to the Stadium Course, where the PGA holds the Waste Management Phoenix Open each February. There were no reports of injuries to people on the ground, according to Gregor.

 

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted his prayers “for those lost” in the crash.

He wrote, “Our hearts are with their families and loved ones this morning”.

 

 

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