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6 dead after small airplane crashes on golf course in Arizona

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By David Baker 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz (KTVK/Meredith) - Six people are dead after a small plane crashed and caught fire on a golf course in Scottsdale, police said.

It happened on the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course on Monday night.

[RAW VIDEO: Authorities hold briefing on fiery Scottsdale plane crash]

The crash sparked a fire on the golf course.

According to the FAA, the plane was a Piper PA-24 and crashed after taking off from nearby Scottsdale Airport.

Ofc. Kevin Watts with the Scottsdale Police Department said none of the six passengers aboard the aircraft survived. Their names or gender have not been released.

Watts said he didn't know where they were headed before the crash.

Nobody on the ground was hit, the FAA said. There were several witnesses.

At the time of the crash, the weather had clear skies with winds from the south only at 3 miles per hour with a temperature of 83 degrees.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash and no information is immediately available on its circumstances, spokesman Eric Weiss said from Washington.

The NTSB will issue a preliminary report on circumstances of the crash within two weeks, Weiss said.

On Tuesday, Arizona governor Doug Ducey tweeted about the deadly plane crash. He said that he was "praying for those lost" and adding that "our hearts are with their families and loved ones." 

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