Saturday, June 1, 2013

Phoenix: Plane Collide In Mid-Air Killing Four

Four people have died after two small planes collided in the air before crashing into the north Phoenix desert.

TransPac Aviation Academy, a school for commercial pilots, said two of its instructors were among the dead.

Phoenix and Daisy Mountain Fire Department officials said the collision took place 15 miles northwest of Deer Valley and involved two single-engine planes carrying two people in each aircraft.

One plane, believed to be a Cessna, caught fire upon impact and was "unrecognisable", Captain Dave Wilson told USA Today.