MCSO: Plane goes down at Lake Pleasant, two injured

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash at Lake Pleasant.

MSCO along with the Peoria Fire Department responded to the report of a single engine aircraft that had gone down in Lake Pleasant near the north four-lane boat ramp just after 1:00 p.m.

Lake Patrol Deputies found a father and son on the plane conscious and alert.

MCSO identified the two as the pilot Mahmood Tehrani, 63, and the passenger Fabien Tehrani, 36.

They were pulled from the water by two boaters and treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Jesse Floyd and Jack Ogle said the plane went down just feet away from their boat.

"We though it was a power boat going by us trying to catch us, when we looked back it was a plane because we saw the nose going down," said the two boaters.

They said they turned their boat around and went straight to the wreck to help.

"The plane went under and two seconds he popped up, we got him on the boat and brought him to shore," said Floyd and Ogle.

The FAA confirmed the aircraft sank. They will be investigating along with the NTSB, which usually takes up to a year to complete.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the pilot of the plane told the two witnesses that their engine may have failed.