Arizona Small Plane Crash: Aircraft Crashes In Superstition Mountains, No Signs Of Life

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Current Events, United States, World Comments
Small Plane Crash at Superstition Mountains
Arizona’s Superstition Mountains
Image Credit: Michael Schennum
The Arizona Republic/AP

A small aircraft reportedly boarded with three adults and three children plowed into Arizona’s famed Superstition Mountains on Wednesday night, November 23, 2011, according to ABC News that same day.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official said in a report that the small plane is believed to be a Rockwell AC69 twin-engine plane that had just departed from Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona when it crashed into a 3,000-foot peak called Flat Iron about 45 miles east of Phoenix.

Reports said that the crashed incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Arizona time. Live images were shown on local News showing the fire blazing area in a darkened landscape.

Rescue workers have been dropped into the area by helicopter to look for suvivors, however, there are no signs of life according to reports.

“There were no signs of any survivors among the six people who were on board the plane, which ignited a wildfire when it crashed,” Elias Johnson, a spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a report.

The aircraft was reportedly registered to Ponderosa Aviation Inc. of Safford, Arizona.

Update: Phoenix Plane Crash Victims Identified



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