Small Plane Crashes Into Ak-Chin Regional Airport Building

Sep 11, 2019

An investigation is underway after a light plane has crashed into a building at a small airport south of metro Phoenix in the community of Maricopa.

Police and fire personnel look on as workers remove a single-engine plane after it crashed into the terminal building shortly after takeoff at the Ak-Chin Regional Airport Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Maricopa, Ariz. The two people onboard suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Credit (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) reported two people were in the plane when it crashed Tuesday Ak-Chin Regional Airport.

Authorities say they were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, while the one person in the flight operations building at the time wasn't injured.

The airport is owned and operated by the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

It serves the Pinal County communities of Casa Grande and Maricopa and is 44 miles southeast of Phoenix.