April 10, 2018 / 12:17 PM / 2 years ago

Six killed as plane crashes into Arizona golf course, police say

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Six people died when their small propeller plane crashed shortly after take-off into a golf course in southern Arizona, police said on Tuesday.

The plane crashed on the TPC Scottsdale Champions golf course after taking off from Scottsdale Airport at about 8:45 p.m. local time on Monday, the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement. It did not identify the dead.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of the Piper PA 24, a FAA spokesman said.

Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Scott Malone and Jeffrey Benkoe

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