Police: Pilot, skydivers eject before plane crash into home

Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 10:34:41-04

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say the pilot and all four skydivers have survived a fiery plane crash in a Phoenix suburb Saturday night.

Gilbert fire officials tell ABC-15 that the plane's occupants were able to eject before the aircraft struck a house. Both people inside the home escaped injury.

Gilbert police tweeted that the small plane was carrying skydivers for the annual Constitution Fair. Police say the pilot was transported to a hospital for burns.

The plane crashed around 7:30 p.m. near Ray and Gilbert roads.

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