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The Latest: 2nd person dies in plane crash in Phoenix

August 20, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Phoenix (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

A second person who was injured in a small plane crash in Phoenix has died.

Phoenix police confirmed that 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday morning but succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities also identified the pilot of the home-built plane as 54-year-old Theodore Rich.

They did not state how the two were related.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Kenny Overton says the aircraft crashed around 6:50 a.m. in a major intersection near the city’s Deer Valley Airport, colliding with a car. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment for head pain.

The airport has two runways and two flight training schools.


8 a.m.

Phoenix officials say one person has died after a small plane crashed in an intersection.

Phoenix Aviation Department spokeswoman Heather Lissner says a second person was also injured when the aircraft went down Monday morning near the city’s Deer Valley Airport.

The airport has two runways and two flight training schools.

Firefighters are currently at the scene. It was not immediately known if anyone on the ground was injured.

Lissner says operations at the airport are continuing as usual.


7:45 a.m.

Authorities say a small plane has crashed on an intersection in Phoenix.

The plane went down at about 7 a.m. near the city’s Deer Valley Airport. It has two runways, corporate-based aircraft, and two flight training schools.

Images showed wreckage of the plane in the middle of traffic lanes.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Jake Van Hook said Monday morning he had no immediate information on whether there were fatalities or injuries.

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