BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Authorities say one person is dead after the crash of an ultralight aircraft on the grounds of the Buckeye Municipal Airport near Palo Verde and Yuma Roads.
Buckeye Police identified the pilot as James George III. He was the only person aboard the aircraft that crashed around 2 p.m. Tuesday. George was from West Fargo, North Dakota.
SkyFOX helicopter footage showed the wreckage of an aircraft in a desert area with police and fire crews parked on a road near the site:
#BREAKING: Investigators confirm one person died in this small plane crash near Buckeye. Read more: http://bit.ly/1QGUtphPosted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say the plane was a single-engine Evolution REVO light sport aircraft.
There's no immediate word on a possible cause of the crash. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.
Buckeye is located about 40 miles west of Phoenix.
UPDATE: Buckeye PD says pilot of what appears to be an ultralight aircraft has died after crashing at airport— Ty Brennan (@TyFox10) February 16, 2016
Buckeye Police on scene on plane crash at Buckeye Airport, 3000 S Apace Rd. Palo Verde Rd s of I10. Media staging outside of main gate— Buckeye Police Dept (@BuckeyePolice) February 16, 2016
The Associated Press contributed to this report.