Six dead after plane crash on Arizona golf course

11 April, 2018, 16:59 | Author: Bert Pena
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   'NO SURVIVORS: The aircraft crashed into a golf course and caught fire in Phoenix Arizona

Officer Watts says none of the people on the plane survived the crash.

A single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Monday evening after leaving the airport, the authorities said.

Civil protection agency spokesman Farouk Achour told The Associated Press that some passengers were "extracted with deep burns caused by the fuselage catching fire".

According to ABC, the plane crashed in an agricultural zone where there are reportedly no residents.

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Emergency services converged on the area near the Boufarik military base after the crash.

Witness Versace King said he heard the plane stall, followed by a loud noise and explosion.

More than 140 military personnel were killed when a military plane crashed near Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, local media reported on Wednesday. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were at the site in Scottsdale Tuesday examining the burned wreckage. CNN could not independently confirm the numbers on board.

This is a developing story. According to reports, the plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, was heading to the western Algerian city of Bechar and went down near an airbase soon after taking off. This representational picture shows an aerial view of Russian emergency vehicles arriving near to the site of air crash, February 11, 2018.

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