Transcript for Fatal Plane Crash in Superstition Mountains
Plane carrying six people crashed into the superstition mountains killing everyone on board including a father and his three children. Rescuers have been on the mountainside all day some repelling down that -- -- here's our aviation correspondent ABC's Lisa stark tonight. What was to have been a Thanksgiving weekend together for a father and his three children ended in tragedy. When their plane flew into a 5000 foot mountain peak just east of Phoenix. The massive fireball caught by a web camera a full seven miles away. I first I I was like oh god no no please no not not the day before Thanksgiving the father Shawn Perry had flown from his home in southeast Arizona. To pick up his children. Nine year old Morgan eight year old Logan six year old Luke from his ex wife. For Thanksgiving. With him co workers Russell hardy who leaves a three year old son and Joseph Hardwick who was to be married next month. All of these families are I guess obviously heartbroken traumatize -- Does the loss of their loved one so suddenly and -- Thanksgiving. The point of the impact near the top of the steep mountain cliff deputies and investigators. Have to be airlifted -- end it appears to be almost like a cliff. Where the air craft. Crashed and and everything was not only extra room -- -- case and because of the explosion some distance. But even behind. Where this -- very AS. It will now -- the job of the MTA's feet to figure out what went so wrong on a clear Arizona night. Lisa stark ABC news Washington.
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