Two persons are useless after a helicopter and small airplane collided mid-air in Arizona on Friday morning, authorities mentioned.
The crash happened simply earlier than 8 a.m. close to Chandler Municipal Airport, and preliminary reviews point out there have been two folks in every plane, in keeping with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Chandler Fireplace Division mentioned crews responded to an alert that there was a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane.
The helicopter was operated by Quantum Helicopters and the airplane by Flight Operations Academy, each flight colleges, in keeping with Chandler police.
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The 2 folks killed had been passengers within the helicopter, which crashed and caught hearth after colliding with the airplane, hearth officers confirmed. The airplane landed safely on the runway with broken touchdown gear, in keeping with the FAA.
The FAA and Nationwide Transportation Security Board are investigating the collision, and neither company identifies folks concerned in plane incidents. The identities of the 2 folks killed haven’t been launched.
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