On Monday, April 9, a small airplane carrying six people crashed into a golf course in Scottsdale, Arizona killing everyone onboard the plane. According to the Scottsdale Police Department, authorities began to respond to the call at about 8:45 pm local time on the Champions course, located near the Scottsdale Airport.
The single-engine plane was a Piper PA-24 Comanche did not injure anyone on the ground when the crash occurred. The National Transportation Safety Board was on scene quickly and has begun their investigation into the cause.
The plane crash occurred soon after it took off from the Scottsdale Airport, landing at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course, which lies just north of the airport. The specific golf course in question is one widely known among golfers.
The TPC Scottsdale Champion Course is one of the multiple Tournament Players Clubs that the PGA Tour licenses to operate. Their annual Phoenix Open is held on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, which is near the Champions Course where the crash occurred.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released pending the notifications of their families. According to one Twitter user, Akash Patel, one of the victims was his 26-year-old twin brother, Anand Happy Patel.
Please, pray that the families of the victims will find the peace they so desperately need as they face this awful tragedy. This is one horrible accident that will surely have a ripple effect for years to come.
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