Small plane crash in Phoenix update: TransPac Aviation flight school linked to multiple crashes

PHOENIX - A small plane that went down near the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix Tuesday is owned by TransPac Aviation.

The fact that everyone survived Tuesday's crash is something to celebrate for TransPac Aviation Academy.

According to records with the National Transportation Safety Board, the company is linked to four additional crash investigations, three of them fatal.

The first report opened by the NTSB was in January 2010 when a plane crashed during a landing attempt at Deer Valley Airport. The student pilot, who was flying solo, died.

The NTSB ruled pilot error claiming the student pilot was flying very low causing it to crash into wires before hitting the ground.

One year later in February 2011, during nighttime flight training, three people were killed when the company's Piper went down in the Tonto National Forest.

NTSB found the plane initially crashed into the side of a mountain before going down.

The next happened in January 2012 during a very rough landing by a student pilot at Deer Valley Airport.

The pilot was not injured and the plane was damaged.

Then, last May, just a few miles from Anthem, four people died in a mid-air collision.

A student and a flight instructor from TransPac Aviation hit a student and instructor from another flight school.

NTSB is still working on its investigation into Tuesday's crash.

ABC15 talked to a representative from TransPac Aviation. They say they are proud of crew members handled Tuesday's crash saying they followed their training for emergency landings which they practice every day.

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