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Aircraft crashes in Phoenix area

Posted at 8:14 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 11:46:05-04

FORT MCDOWELL, Ariz. — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says preliminary information indicates only the pilot was aboard a helicopter that crashed Tuesday morning in a field on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation on the outskirts of metro Phoenix.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says preliminary information indicates only the pilot was aboard a helicopter that crashed Tuesday morning in a field on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation on the outskirts of metro Phoenix.

There was no immediate word of the condition of anybody board the helicopter, which FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said was a Eurocopter EC135.

Fort McDowell officials did not immediately respond to a request for information.

News video showed wreckage with few recognizable parts next to an apparent burned area in a farm field, along with possible small pieces of wreckage scattered on a dirt road some distance away.

Gregor said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.