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Aircraft crashes into mountain east of Phoenix

3 years ago November 24, 2011 Nov 24, 2011 Thursday, November 24 2011 Thursday, November 24, 2011 2:16:11 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz.  - Authorities say an aircraft has crashed in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix but they
don't yet know what kind of plane it is.

A Pinal County spokeswoman says 911 calls began coming in around 6:30 p.m. Friday about an explosion near the Lost Dutchman Mine Park in the Apache Junction area.

Sheriff's officials confirmed that some type of plane had crashed, and rescue crews were on their way to the crash site in
rugged terrain near the peak of a mountain.

Video on Phoenix-area television stations shows several fires burning on the mountainside.

An FAA spokesman says there are no immediate reports of any missing commercial aircraft.

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