A Mid Air Collision Occurred Between A Small Airplane And A Helicopter
The accident occurred on 1st october in Chandler Municipal Airport in Arizona, USA.
The collision occurred between a Piper PA-28 small fixed-wing airplane and a Robinson R22 helicopter.
The pilot of the Piper managed to land safely and the airplane remained upright on the ground just off the runway while the helicopter crashed.
The people on board the Piper did not require any medical attention however, the two people on the helicopter died.
The Federal Aviation Administration released the following statement:
“A single-engine Piper PA-28 and a Robinson R22 helicopter collided in the vicinity of Chandler Municipal Airport in Arizona around 7:42 a.m. local time today. The helicopter crashed near the airport, and the airplane landed safely on the runway with damaged landing gear. Initial reports indicate two people were aboard each aircraft. The FAA will release the tail numbers after investigators verify them. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.”
An investigation has been launched by the National Transportation Safety Board.