- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after the crash of an experimental plane on the grounds of the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

Buckeye police say the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft when it went down about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

They say the person hasn’t been identified yet but did not own the plane.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the plane was a single-engine Evolution REVO light sport aircraft.

There’s no immediate word on a possible cause of the crash and the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Television news helicopter footage shows the wreckage of an aircraft in a desert area with police and fire crews parked on a road near the site.

Buckeye is located about 40 miles west of Phoenix.

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