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Small plane crashes into side of regional airport building near Phoenix

Sep 10, 2019, 10:42 AM | Updated: 1:07 pm
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PHOENIX – Aviation authorities said a small plane crashed into a building at a regional airport south of Phoenix on Tuesday, injuring two people.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine aircraft smashed into the Ak-Chin Regional Airport in Maricopa around 8:30 a.m.

Andy Estes, who owns Desert Rat Aviation, the company the plane belongs to, told ABC15 that a flight instructor and student were injured in the crash and taken to the hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation. The FAA will assist.

No other details were immediately available.

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Small plane crashes into side of regional airport building near Phoenix