Six Dead After Plane Crashes During Takeoff In Arizona [VIDEO]

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Six people were killed after a small airplane crashed on an Arizona golf course Monday night, authorities confirmed.

Police and firefighters reportedly received word that a plane crashed at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course in Scottsdale, Arizona, and arrived on scene around 9 p.m., The Arizona Republic reported.

The plane, a Piper PA24, was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived.

“We do know the flight originated at Scottsdale Airport, and it appears it went down shortly after takeoff,” Scottsdale Police Spokesman Kevin Watts told the press after the crash.

A witness named Versace King said he was helping his father load a truck near the airport where he saw the plane take off. King said minutes later he heard an explosion, which prompted him to get in his car and drive towards the crash.

“I was like, ‘What the heck?’ So I drove over to the golf course and I saw the plane was engulfed in flames,” King told The Arizona Republic.


National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration investigators will reportedly help investigate the crash.

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