Casa Grande, AZ (September 11, 2019) – On Tuesday morning, two people were transported to an area hospital after their plane crashed into a building south of Phoenix.
According to police in Casa Grande, a flight instructor and a student pilot were both taken to the hospital after their small plane, a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C, crashed into the airport operations building at the Ak-Chin Regional Airport. According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, the plane crashed shortly after take-off at Ak-Chin, which is located between Maricopa and Casa Grande.
Andy Estes, the owner of Desert Aero Club, the company that owns the plane, confirmed the victims’ injuries but did not comment on their conditions or provide identifying information.
Casa Grande police authorities said that no one inside the building was injured in the crash. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
According to the Aviation Safety Network, only one fatality accident occurs in every three million flights. However, injuries and crashes involving small planes are more common and can occur due to pilot error, faulty equipment or inclement weather. Though airplane accidents are rare, they are often traumatic, both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been injured in a plane crash, you should contact a personal injury attorney to review your options.
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