​Plane Crash Kills One, Injures Several At Arizona Airport

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May 12, 2021

A plane killed one and injured a several following a crash as it attempted to land at an airport in Arizona on May 11. The plane was carrying a pilot and six passengers when it toppled over while landing in windy conditions.

The airport is located near the Arizona border with Utah, about 100 miles northeast of the Grand Canyon. One person died after being transported to a local hospital, and another was airlifted from the scene and was in stable condition on Sunday, the official said. Four others were treated for minor injuries.

The single-engine Cessna 207, owned by Salt Lake City-based American Aviation Inc, crashed a few hundred feet short of the runway at Page Municipal Airport, according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident, he said. Officials did not provide the identities or hometowns of the passengers and pilot.

On its website, American Aviation says it provides scenic air tours of the region and has flown over 100,000 customers. No company spokesperson was immediately available for comment, according to a person who answered the phone at its Arizona office.

The plane was carrying a group of French tourists.