The Associated Press
PHOENIX - A small plane trying to make an emergency landing yesterday sheered off the top of a power pole, slammed into the ground nose-first and burst into flames, fire officials said. Two people were killed.
The Cessna 210 went down in a field near Interstate 17 and about a mile west of Deer Valley Airport, its apparent destination, said Deputy Chief Bob Khan, a spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department.
Khan said the two people onboard died instantly. They were so severely burned it may require the Medical Examiner's Office to positively identify them, he said.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known.