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Plane crashes near airport outside Tucson; 1 killed, 1 hurt

July 27, 2021 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday at an airport outside Tucson, killing one of two people aboard and critically injuring the second, authorities said.

The single-engine, two-seat crashed near a runway at Ryan Airfield, the Tucson Airport Authority said in a statement.

The Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ was attempting to land when it crashed, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a brief statement.

The FAA said it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

No identities were released and no additional information was immediately available.

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This story has been updated to reflect that the aircraft is a Long-EZ, not a Long-AZ.