Plane plummets and crash lands in the middle of a street near airport

Plane plummets and crash lands in the middle of a street near airport

Terrifying moment a plane plummets out of the sky and crash lands in the middle of a street near airport

  • CCTV clip was recorded at haulage yard in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday morning
  • The Piper PA-34 aircraft was on its final approach to the Deer Valley Airport 
  • Neither the pilot, 48, nor the passenger, 42, sustained any serious injuries
  • It is not yet clear what caused crash but an investigation has now been opened

This is the terrifying moment that a plane plummeted out of the sky and made a crash landing in the middle of a busy interstate. 

CCTV footage was recorded at a nearby haulage yard in Phoenix, Arizona, at around 8am yesterday.

In the video, from a camera at Copper State Metals, a plane can be spotted in the distance on the right-hand side of the screen.

The Piper PA-34 aircraft was on its final approach to Deer Valley Airport when it was forced to place a mayday call.

It was just over two miles away from its destination when it then made an emergency landing.

The two-engine plane plummeted from the sky and skidded along the asphalt of the interstate which damaged several vehicles in its path. 

CCTV footage was recorded at a nearby haulage yard in Phoenix, Arizona, at around 8am yesterday as the plane made its approach for its emergency landing

It is thought to have also knocked over a street sign and caused a power pole to spark before it came to a final stop in the middle of the carriageway.

The plane’s fuselage ended up on the pavement with one of its wings broken off. 

Officials from the Phoenix Fire Department said that a 48-year-old pilot, who is thought to be a flight instructor, and a 42-year-old passenger were on board at the time of the crash.

Both were taken to hospital as a precaution but neither sustained any serious injuries.

There has been no immediate indication about what caused the crash and the Federal Aviation Administration will now investigate.  

The two-engine plane plummeted from the sky and skidded along the asphalt of the interstate which damaged several vehicles in its path before it came to a final stop in the middle of the road

The plane’s fuselage ended up on the pavement with one of its wings broken off. The pilot and  the passenger who were on board at the time of the crash did not suffer any serious injuries

Deer Valley Airport is currently home to three flight schools which residents in the area say has resulted in more than 250 planes flying overhead every day. 

This crash is not the first of the kind with ten others taking place since 2015 which locals say has been made worse by a growth in population of around 82,000 people in just 24 years.  

Speaking to ABC15 Arizona, one resident, Steve Gains, said: ‘You’ll see them just waiting in line to land. 

‘We’ve been out here when some of these smaller planes, these commuter planes, start to choke and we watch them bog down in the air.

‘Then the next thing we know they kind of glide in. So its been a concern.’ 

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