Plane crash lands into canal in east Mesa; no injuries, fire officials say
Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 7:57 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 18, 2022 at 5:31 PM MST
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A small plane crash landed into a canal in east Mesa early Tuesday morning. Initial reports came in around 7:30 a.m. to the area of Greenfield & McKellips Roads. The pilot was the only one on board and was reportedly able to walk away from the site.
“You hear a plane sputtering. You’re like, what is that? Like it’s losing power,” said Lindon Fish, an employee in the area who saw the plane and pilot moments after the crash. “It was actually pretty neat to just know a tragedy was actually averted today through pilot skill. And the response time was unbelievable.”
The Federal Aviation Administration released the following statement regarding the incident:
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