Saturday, September 17, 2016

Skydive airplane crashes into house in Gilbert Arizona



As first reported by ABC News - A pilot is being treated and four skydivers escaped uninjured after a small plane crashed into a Gilbert home Saturday night.
The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night near Ray and Gilbert roads.
An FAA spokesperson says the Cessna 182 plane crashed in the neighborhood during parachute operations.
Gilbert police say the small plane was carrying skydivers for the annual Constitution Fair. 
The pilot is hospitalized with burns after landing half a mile away from where the plane went down, Gilbert fire officials said. Four skydivers ejected from the plane and landed safely.
According to officials, the pilot noticed flames on the wing before the plane went down. An FAA spokesperson said circumstances surrounding the crash are unclear at this time.
Two people inside the Gilbert home were able to get out unhurt after the plane crashed toward the back of the house.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.