August 4th, 2010
09:19 AM ET

Plane crashes into building in Phoenix, Arizona

A plane has crashed into a building near an airport runway in Phoenix, Arizona, a Phoenix fire department dispatcher said Wednesday.

One person died when the SR22 aircraft crashed while trying to land at Deer Valley Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Scott Walker with the Phoenix Fire Department told CNN affiliate KNXV the plane hit City Wide Pest Control, near the airport, at North 19th Avenue and West Deer Valley Road.

Video footage from the scene showed white smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire said a reporter for CNN affiliate KTVK who was in a helicopter nearby when the plane crashed.

KTVK: Plane crashes into building at Deer Valley Airport

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as we get it.

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  1. Keith

    I figure someone will blame it on homegrown terrorism when it's most likely human error and a tragic accident.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chuck

    It can't be good for you to fly around the smoke from a burning PESTICIDE Company. Anyone ask the helicopter pilot and crew if they breathed in any of the smoke ?

    August 4, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. mata

    First of all I think its so stupid and ignorant to blame this on illegal aliens!! Accidents hapen every day!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      I think it was a UFO alien. Of course I don't know his immigration status

      August 4, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. joanie

    I really hate it when these blogs are wasted on idiots who just want to talk to each other. These blogs are developed for discussion of the news stories. Nobody wants to read personal chatter.

    August 4, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      Lighten up Joanie.....sometimes we need a chuckle or two

      August 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. madison

    You guys make me chuckle and you guys are a bit ignorant. What hijacker would take over a tiny ass plane? The SR22 aircraft seriously?

    August 4, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. American't

    U guys shld all shut d hell up. Immigrants hav dine a lot for our country America...the sooner u recognise dis the better. It was just a plane crash probably caused by a mech fault. God bless America.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Meghan


    It's on.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |

    Teabaggers got away with this once this year.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wqh3005

    Teabaggers got away with this once this year.

    like this mens louis vuitton

    August 5, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. CKnight7

    OK....i must have you now Meghan! LOL

    August 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Stamford

    I'm glad my real estate wasn't near that airport. I really wouldn't have wanted to get killed in that crash. I'm sorry for those that fell.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stevenrogers

    Thanks for the info. It looks like they'll need an auto recycler. On a serious note, this is a shocking event. It reminds me of 9-11 except this looks like an accident. At first so did 9-11, but this plane crash most likely was an accident. If they were trying it again, they wouldn't go for an airport.

    November 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hilary

    I think it would be a lot of pressure to be the pilot on an airplane. I'm sure it takes years of training. Do accidents like this happen a lot?

    April 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
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