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Passenger skydivers eject before small plane crashes into house at Ray and Gilbert in Gilbert, Arizona

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/14/2019 - 9:20am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Police: Pilot, skydivers eject before plane crash into home

Gilbert police tweeted that the small plane was carrying skydivers for the annual Constitution Fair. Police say the pilot was transported to a hospital for burns.

Plane crashes into Gilbert home; occupants escape unharmed, pilot burned

“This one started coming down like a big ball,” Khan said. “It went flat for a little bit and then started nose-diving. It was so close we thought it was going to come into our house. When it came down, it made a big noise.”

Video shows plane crashing into home

Newly obtained cell phone video shows a plane crashing into a Phoenix area home.

In the video the plane appears as a bright dot streaking towards the ground.

Plane crashes into Gilbert home; pilot's parents speak out

The parents of an Arizona pilot whose burning skydiving plane crashed into a suburban Phoenix home say their son flew the aircraft as long as he could and was relieved to find out that no one else was injured.

Plane crashes into Gilbert home, skydive pilot called tower to report 'fire on the wing'

The harrowing scene unfolded Saturday during what was supposed to be a thrilling pyrotechnic skydive jump at a town fair.

UPDATE: Preliminary NTSB report on Gilbert plane crash

One of the passenger skydivers on board said he heard a loud noise and noticed damage to the airplane’s left wing after the aircraft reached the planned jump area and altitude (5,000 feet, mean sea level).

People Involved: 
Ryan Kilgore
Ray and Gilbert

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