At least one person is dead after a small aircraft crashed at Tucson International Airport (TIA).
Airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler said a small private aircraft was involved but that commercial flights had not been affected.
The crash triggered a fire and massive cloud of black smoke. The Tucson Fire Department responded to help rescuers.
The pilot of a light aircraft has died at Tucson Airport
The plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air 300.
It is unsure if anyone else was on board.
A small plane has crashed at Tucson Airport killing the pilot
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The crash killed at least 71 of 77 people during a charter flight to Medellin, including members of the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer squad on its way to the Copa Sudamericana finals. Three players, two crew members and one journalist survived, Colombian authorities said.
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Brazilian Chapecoense footballer Alan Ruschel (C), one of the survivors of the LaMia airliner air crash in Colombia two weeks ago, arrives at hospital in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, on December 13, 2016
Witness Garry Rathore, who was working on his truck about a half mile away from the site of the crash, said: “When I got outside it was, just, boom.
"It was flaming all around… It just dropped out of the sky."
Mr Rathore said the plane went down around 1pm local time.
He added: “I see all around the ambulances and the fire truck.
“It was pretty scary. You can’t unsee these things.”
Fire services attended the scene
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