One dead after small plane crashes near Phoenix
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The plane veered off the airport runway early Wednesday, shortly before landing, and then slammed into a pest-control building a quarter-mile away, bursting into flames. The cause of the crash is unknown, and no one knows how many passengers were in the plane. The small plane was a four-seat single-engine Cirrus SR 22, which is built out of a composite of plastics and fiberglass.
Cindy Cross, a witness of the crash, said that "there was just a horrible black plume of smoke. We knew that it had hit a building and that it was bad because it wasn't a normal fire."
The Deer Valley Airport serves general aviation and hosts an aviation school. It is unknown if the flight was a training flight or not.
- Scott Martelle. "Plane Crashes Into Building Near Phoenix Airport" — , August 4 2010
- Nicole E. Matthews. "1 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Building in Phoenix" — , August 4 2010