Authorities in Chandler, Arizona, are on the scene of a midair collision involving a helicopter and an airplane that left two folks lifeless.
A single-engine Piper PA-28 and a Robinson R22 helicopter crashed into one another Friday morning at Chandler Airpark, based on a police division tweet and the Federal Aviation Administration. Police requested folks to keep away from the world.
Sgt. Jason McClimans stated the 2 folks killed had been on the helicopter, however didn’t present any extra particulars. Officers imagine two folks had been aboard every plane.
The Chandler Fireplace Division informed NBC affiliate KPNX of Phoenix that the helicopter crashed and caught fireplace. The airplane landed safely, based on the information station. The FAA stated the airplane broken its touchdown gear.
McClimans stated the helicopter was operated by Quantum Helicopters and the airplane by Flight Operations Academy, each of that are flight colleges.
A spokesperson for town of Chandler, situated about 22 miles southeast of Phoenix, stated the Nationwide Transportation Security Board has been contacted and can deal with the crash investigation together with the Federal Aviation Administration.
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