2 dead after single-engine plane crashes in Phoenix

Aug. 21 (UPI) — Two people died Monday morning after a small plane crashed into a Phoenix intersection, local authorities said.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. Dashcam video shows the plane dropping from the sky and crashing into an intersection where several cars were driving.

The victims were the only two people on board the single-engine, home-built Acroduster, The Republic reported. Officials identified the pilot as 54-year-old Theodore Rich and his passenger as 49-year-old Elaine Carpent.

No injuries to drivers or pedestrians in the vicinity were reported.

The Federal Aviation Authority said it was investigating the cause of the crash.


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