Author Topic: Small plane crash lands in Goodyear neighborhood after mechanical problems  (Read 2104 times)

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A small plane crash-landed on a residential street in Goodyear on Saturday morning after it suffered mechanical problems. No one was injured, according to Goodyear police.

Police said the plane was a Cessna 172 P with two people inside. Police said the plane began to lose oil pressure soon after it departed from Glendale airport and the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

Police said the two-person aircraft was directed to land on Via Villa, just south of Interstate 10 between Dysart and Litchfield roads. The engine then lost power and had to land on Via Villa Street in Goodyear, according to police.  Upon landing, the plane struck a tree, mailbox, and vehicle and came to a stop in the middle of the street. The vehicle was unoccupied and received minimal damage, police said.  When officers arrived the plane leaked approximately five gallons of fuel, which was "quickly mitigated" by the fire department, police said.