1 dead after plane crashes at small Arizona airport
Authorities say a World War II-era plane has crashed at a small airport in suburban Phoenix, killing the pilot and igniting a fire at an airplane hangar, AP reported.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine P-51D Mustang crashed at Stellar Airpark in Chandler at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities evacuated nearby hangars after one caught fire following the crash. The blaze was quickly extinguished.
Gregor says the circumstances of the crash are unclear, but FAA investigators are headed to the airport.
The pilot's name wasn't immediately released. The East Valley Tribune is reporting that the two-seater plane was registered to Hirani Oil Arizona, which appears to be a sales and property management company in Chandler.