Small plane crashes in desert, pilot appears unhurt

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A small plane crashed in the desert on Thursday morning in the north part of the Valley. It appears that the pilot was unhurt.

The pilot could be seen walking around the wreckage in aerial video of the scene.

The plane crash is about five miles west of Interstate 17 and the Carefree Hwy and 10 miles from Deer Valley Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot was forced to go down int he desert when an engine stalled.

Gregor says the pilot, who was the only person on board, made the landing around 10:40 a.m.

It was not clear if the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was heading to the airport.

Authorities are still investigating.