No injuries after 2 small planes collide near Chandler


by The Associated Press

Video report by Jared Dillingham

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 6 at 8:00 AM

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CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say two small planes clipped each other in mid-air over Arizona, but the pilots managed to safely land both aircrafts and there are no reported injuries.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the pilot of a Piper PA28 landed safely at Gila River Memorial Airport after the collision around 2 p.m. Friday.
The FAA says the pilot identified the other aircraft as a Piper Cherokee and authorities reported that plane went down about 13 miles southeast of the Chandler Municipal Airport. But FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the other aircraft landed safely at a vehicle test track.
Gregor says there were no reported injuries to anyone aboard either plane.
Aerial video showed one plane with part of its left wing sheared off.

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