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Pilot OK after plane crashes near Interstate 17 and New River Road

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jul 10, 2017

A pilot was OK after their plane crashed near Interstate 17 and New River Road on Monday morning. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said a single engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the area just before 9 a.m. 

As deputies arrived, they located the pilot who refused medical attention after not suffering any injuries. 

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot was the only person aboard the home built Arion Lightning aircraft. 

The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash. 

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates on this developing story.