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Small plane crashes on Chandler freeway; 1 injured

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PHOENIX – A small plane heading to a privately-owned airpark in metro Phoenix crashed on a freeway overpass Sunday night, injuring one person.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the single-engine Cessna was approaching Stellar Airpark in Chandler when it clipped power lines. It then hit Loop 202 at McClintock Drive between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Only the pilot was aboard, the agency said.

Chandler Police Sgt. Jason McClimans said the pilot was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life threatening.

The airpark, a public-use facility, is about 3 miles west of downtown Chandler.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board said their investigation was underway.

No other details were immediately available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

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