Six Killed As Plane Crashes Into Arizona Golf Course

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Arizona authorities say six people were killed when a small airplane crashed Monday night on a well-known golf course near Phoenix.

The plane went down at the TPC Scottsdale golf course, Scottsdale police told KNXV. An eyewitness filmed the aftermath of the crash and posted the video on Twitter, which shows a fireball in the distance.

Scottsdale police believe the aircraft, a Piper PA24, took off from Scottsdale Airport and crashed shortly thereafter. Further information on the occupants was unavailable.

"None of the six passengers aboard the aircraft survived", a police statement said.

Kenitzer said the FAA would assist in the investigation.


The single-engine Comanche can have four or six seats. A few moments later, King heard the plane stall, then recalled a loud noise and subsequent explosion.

King got about 100 yards and began recording video of the fiery crash. Emergency services rushed to the scene and were able to bring the fire under control.

The weather is said to have been "perfect" at the time of the incident.

The golf course was designed by Randy Heckenkemper, and is the sister course of the Stadium Course, where the PGA holds one of its most-popular annual tournaments.

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