No one was injured when a small plane crashed while landing on a residential street in suburban Phoenix


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot and sole passenger escaped injury when a small plane crashed while landing Saturday on a residential street in a western suburb of Phoenix, Goodyear police said.

Police said the single-engine plane experienced mechanical problems shortly after takeoff Saturday morning from the nearby Glendale Airport.

Police said the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, but the engine cut out, so the pilot had to land the plane in the street in Goodyear, south of Interstate 10, at about 8:30 a.m.

Police said the Cessna 172B plane struck a tree, a mailbox and an unoccupied parked car, causing minor damage, but no one in the plane or on the ground was hurt.

Fire crews cleaned up about 5 gallons (19 liters) of leaking fuel. The street remained closed until midday. Names are not revealed.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash, Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Perry said in an email to The Associated Press.

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