Fatal plane crash confirmed at Tucson Airport

At least one person was killed in private plane crash in Arizona, Tucson Airport officials have confirmed.

Photos and video from passengers at the Tucson International Airport show what appears the fiery wreckage on the tarmac.


A spokesman said airport operations would continue despite the crash.


The video showed first responders dowsing flames, as smoke billowed into the Arizona skyline.

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Garry Rathore was working on his truck about a half mile away from the site of the crash.

“When I got outside it was, just, boom,” he said. “It was flaming all around. … It just dropped out of the sky.”

Rathore said the plane went down sometime between 12:45 and 1 p.m. local time.

“I see all around the ambulances and the fire truck,” he said. “It was pretty scary. You can’t unsee these things.”