On the morning of 31st May 2013, two single-engine planes collided in midair above a remote desert area in north Phoenix, Aizona. 4 adults were reportedly killed. The identities were not released, pending notification of family members.
Authorities said that numerous 911 calls about the midair crash came in around 10 a.m. Fire crews went to the area and found the two planes. One plane, believed to be a Cessna, caught fire upon impact and was “unrecognizable,” according to Capt. Dave Wilson of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department. He said the plane contained two people, whose gender could not be determined at the scene, because the bodies were burnt.
“This is a tragic event,” Phoenix police spokesman Steve Martos said at the scene. “It could have been much worse and be in a congested area where people reside.”
The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash, along with investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
For a video of the incident, click here: FOUR DEAD AFTER TWO PLANES COLLIDE IN MID-AIR IN ARIZONA