GOODYEAR, Ariz. - A pilot is dead after reportedly hitting high voltage power lines and crashing in Goodyear Saturday night, the fire department says.
It happened one mile south of the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, authorities say, near Vineyard Avenue and Estrella Parkway.
After a 30 minute search, crews located a Cessna 182, single-engine plane on its roof, south of a canal. The fire department reports the pilot may have struck the power lines on the way down.
No one else was on board, the fire department says.
Goodyear Police Department is conducting the investigation until and the Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB take over.
Arizona Public Service is on scene working to clear the downed power lines safely.