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reply to post by gavron
Well, nice try, but the airport was west of me.
A small plane caught fire in the sky over Gilbert and Chandler and then crashed into a Gilbert home Saturday night.
The plane's four passengers — all skydivers, according to Gilbert fire Capt. Gary Hildebrandt — were able to bail out of the plane and land safely. The pilot, also a skydiver, jumped later and landed in a field about half a mile from the crash site. He was burned and taken to the hospital. His condition was unknown.
The plane crashed into a home in the 400 block of Baylor Lane near Gilbert and Ray Roads. The two occupants of the home were in the living room watching TV when the plane hit the house, but were able to get out uninjured, Hildebrandt said. The house caught fire, with plane parts hitting the house and backyard.
Hildebrandt said the pilot radioed in before the crash saying the plane's wing was on fire. The group was supposed to skydive into a Constitution Week celebration at the nearby Gilbert Civic Center, he said. About 50 skydivers were participating in the event, he said.