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1 hospitalized, 3 hurt after plane catches fire at Chandler Airport

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 10, 2021

CHANDLER, AZ — One person was hospitalized and three others were hurt after a plane went down at Chandler Municipal Airport Saturday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said around 7:20 a.m., a single Beechcraft B36 crashed after takeoff at the airport.

Chandler Fire officials said crews responded to the scene as the plane was on fire at the end of a runway.

Firefighters put out the fire and treated four people.

Officials said one person was taken to a hospital for treatment and three others suffered minor injuries.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been called to investigate the crash.

Chandler police said road closures will be in place for an extended amount of time at Queen Creek Road and Airport Boulevard, just east of McQueen Road.