Phoenix, AZ – 2 Injured in Small Plane Crash at 23rd Ave & Deer Valley RdArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (December 11, 2019) – A small airplane crash-landed on Wednesday morning near 23rd Avenue and Deer Valley Road, per information from Phoenix fire officials.
The aircraft, a Piper PA-34, was on its final approach to Deer Valley Airport when it landed west of Interstate 17, according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash occurred shortly before 8:20 a.m., approximately two miles from the airport. The two people on the aircraft, a 48-year-old pilot and a 42-year-old passenger, were taken to a hospital via ambulance. said Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spokeswoman for the department.
The pilot is believed to be a flight instructor, Fortune said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with both injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Airplane Accidents in Arizona
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.
At ELG Law, our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after a serious accident. Our experienced, highly-skilled attorneys have spent years fighting for victims and their families and are ready to help you today. Contact our injury lawyers to set up your free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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