By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane flipped over after making an emergency landing on the Fort McDowell Reservation, but there are no reported injuries.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say the single-engine Piper overturned Wednesday afternoon in dry wash about three miles east of Fort McDowell.

The pilot told authorities that the plane had departed from Mesa’s Falcon Field and experienced engine problems northwest of Phoenix.

One of the plane’s wings struck a tree during the emergency landing.

Footage from television news helicopters show the aircraft flipped over with damage to its wings but largely intact.

Authorities say the two people aboard the plane are being evaluated by Fort McDowell Fire Department paramedics.

Fort McDowell police say they’re turning over the investigation into the incident to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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