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Plane Crash on Arizona Golf Course Kills 6

11 April 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now investigating the crash.

Six people were killed in an airplane crash at the TPC Scottsdale golf club Monday night.

The Scottsdale Airport and the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course are a little over two miles apart.

It is unknown how many people were on board or whether they were injured in the crash.

Versace King told the Arizona Republic he was helping his father load a truck near the airport and noticed the small plane take off.

"We do know the flight originated at Scottsdale Airport, and it appears it went down shortly after takeoff, " said Scottsdale police spokesperson Kevin Watts.

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The identities of those killed in the Monday night crash in Scottsdale have yet to be released.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into the cause of the crash.

At the time of the crash there were clear skies and low wind, KPHO said.

Investigators at the site Tuesday morning examined the burned wreckage next to a tree.

The department said it would withhold the identities of the victims until next-of-kin notifications are complete.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a Piper PA-24, a single-engine aircraft that can hold up to six people.

Plane Crash on Arizona Golf Course Kills 6