A pilot and student were injured in a crash at Ak-Chin Regional Airport. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

Two people were injured when a small plane crashed into a building at Ak-Chin Regional Airport on Tuesday morning.

A news release from Ak-Chin Indian Community stated a pilot instructor and a student were on board the plane, which tore into the Flight Operations Building nose-down from the roof. Both people were transported to Chandler Regional Hospital with injuries.

An airport employee inside the building made it out safely, according to the release. No other injuries were reported. The incident happened between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

The FAA has been notified, and the airport is open.


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