Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

Two planes collided south of Phoenix on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot of a Piper PA28 reported the collision about 2 p.m. He identified the other plane as a Piper Cherokee.

The collision happened about 12 miles southeast of Chandler Airport. Ian Gregor with the FAA said both planes sustained significant damage.

The PA28 landed safely at the Gila River Memorial Airport. The other plane landed at a vehicle test track.

"Speaking from my own personal experience, if I'm responding to a call that they say an aircraft is down, I'm not expecting a plane that hit another plane in midair to be sitting on it's wheels and everybody doing just fine, so it's definitely it's something we're happy about, but it's definitely shocking to see it," said John Shaffer with the Maricopa Fire Department."

The PA28 is registered to the Chandler Air Service and the other was registered to the Aircraft Guaranty Corp Trustee in Texas.

No injuries have been reported.

KTAR Newsroom,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.