A single-engine plane go down in a fiery crash immediately after take-off from Mesa’s Falcon Field airport.  A retired military training aircraft took off at the same time as another small plane and crashed.  Witnesses say it appears the plane tried to avoid hitting the other plane when it experienced a mechanical issues and went

down bursting into flames.  Both the pilot and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.  Mesa firefighters arrived on scene to  knock out the plane’s blaze.  The pilot of the second plane flew to a nearby airport.  The NTSB and FAA are conducting an investigation.

Kris Dugan