Small plane crashes in Buckeye, Arizona; no injuries

April 23rd, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News  

BUCKEYE, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) — A pilot walked away uninjured when his small plane crashed into a tree in Buckeye, Arizona on Thursday morning, federal officials said.

The incident happened at 9.17 a.m. local time in Buckeye, a town in Maricopa County. It involved a Grumman Ag Cat, which is a single-engine biplane agricultural aircraft.

According to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane took off from a dirt strip before losing power. “The plane lost power or didn’t have enough power and came to rest upside down in a tree just off the end of the dirt strip,” Gregor said. “The pilot was uninjured.”

According to federal records, the 1976-build plane was registered to Crawford Aviation Services, LLC based in Oregon, Wisconsin.

An FAA safety investigator is en-route to the scene of the accident and will investigate the cause. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will also investigate the accident.

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