Plane crashes, burns after takeoff from Chandler airport

July 10, 2021 GMT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed and caught fire Saturday after taking off from Chandler Municipal Airport in metro Phoenix, officials said.

Four people were transported to hospitals for treatment of injuries that weren’t life-threatening, the Chandler Department said in a brief statement

Fire crews extinguished the fire after it gutted the plane’s fuselage.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash that occurred after the plane took off at about 7:20 a.m., the FAA said in a brief statement.