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The aircraft, a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C, collapsed shortly after take-off at the airport building at Ak-Chin regional airport, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration

Flying instructor and student pilot somehow survive after their light aircraft hits a terminal building at an Arizona airport

  • Light aircraft have crashed at Ak-Chin Regional Airport, Arizona
  • Unidentified instructor and his student were both taken to the hospital
  • The cause of the crash has not been determined and is still being investigated
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A flight instructor and a student pilot were injured after the small plane in which they crashed on a building at an Arizona regional airport.

They were taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning after the crash at Ak-Chin Regional Airport south of Phoenix.

The aircraft, a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C, collapsed shortly after take-off at the airport's operating building, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The airport is located between Maricopa and Casa Grande, about an hour southeast of Phoenix.

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The aircraft, a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C, collapsed shortly after take-off at the airport building at Ak-Chin regional airport, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration

The aircraft, a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C, collapsed shortly after take-off at the airport building at Ak-Chin regional airport, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration

Tim Costello, the airport manager, said he & # 39; a loud bang & # 39; heard at the time of the crash, which took place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM

Tim Costello, the airport manager, said he & # 39; a loud bang & # 39; heard at the time of the crash, which took place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM

Tim Costello, the airport manager, said he & # 39; a loud bang & # 39; heard at the time of the crash, which took place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM

Tim Costello, the airport manager, was the only one in the building when the plane crashed. He was not injured.

Costello said he & # 39; a loud bang & # 39; heard at the time of the crash, which took place between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.

Andy Estes, owner of Desert Aero Club, the company that owns the aircraft, told ABC15 that the student and flight instructor were being taken to the hospital with injuries.

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However, it was not known how serious or not their injuries were. Their names have not been released.

Andy Estes, owner of Desert Aero Club, the company that owns the aircraft, told ABC15 that the student and flight instructor were taken to the hospital with injuries

Andy Estes, owner of Desert Aero Club, the company that owns the aircraft, told ABC15 that the student and flight instructor were taken to the hospital with injuries

Andy Estes, owner of Desert Aero Club, the company that owns the aircraft, told ABC15 that the student and flight instructor were taken to the hospital with injuries

Estes told ABC15 that he could not provide additional information.

No one in the building was injured, officials said.

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The cause of the aircraft accident has not been established and is being investigated. The FAA and the National Transport Safety Board will investigate this.

Stay with ABC15 for updates about this evolving story.

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