WICKENBURG, Ariz. — The Latest on the crash of a light plane in Wickenburg, Arizona (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Police say two married couples from Wickenburg, Arizona, were seriously injured when a twin-engine plane crashed next to a home Friday after taking off from the central Arizona town’s municipal airport.

Police Lt. Amy Sloane identified the pilot of the plane that crashed Friday morning as Fred Gagliano and the passengers as Linda Gagliano and Patrick and Linda Brewster. Sloane says they’re in their 60s.

Sloane says the four people on the plane are hospitalized in the Phoenix area for treatment of injuries that include a broken leg and lacerations.

According to Sloane, at least one person was in the home, but there were no injuries on the ground from the crash.

Sloane previously said the plane had mechanical trouble and that federal agencies will investigate the cause of the crash.

Wickenburg is 52 miles northwest of Phoenix.

9:27 a.m.

Police say all four people aboard a twin-engine plane were seriously injured when it crashed near a home after taking off from an airport in central Arizona.

Wickenburg police say the plane had mechanical trouble.

Police Lt. Amy Sloane says at least one person was in the home, but there were no injuries on the ground from the crash Friday morning.

Sloane says the people on the plane were extricated from the wreckage for transport to Phoenix-area hospitals. Sloane says the plane is based at the Wickenburg airport.

News video showed the plane’s fuselage in the home’s yard. An object that appeared to be a severed wing was shown next to a large trash trailer about a fire truck’s length away from the fuselage.

Sloan says the plane first touched down on a nearby business property before crashing.

Federal agencies will investigate the cause of the crash.

Wickenburg is 52 miles northwest of Phoenix.

8:40 a.m.

A light plane has crashed next to a home in the central Arizona town of Wickenburg and initial reports indicate at least some of the four people aboard the plane were injured.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the twin-engine plane had taken off from the nearby municipal airport when it crashed Friday morning. The airport is along U.S. 60 and 4 miles west of downtown Wickenburg.

Police Lt. Amy Sloane says responders were attending to possible injuries among the four people aboard the plane, and news helicopter video showed at least one patient on a gurney being transported to ambulances at the airport.

Sloane says there was no report of anybody on the ground being injured.

The news video showed the plane’s fuselage in the yard of a home and what appeared to be a severed wing next to a large trash trailer about a fire truck’s length away from the fuselage.

Wickenburg is 52 miles northwest of Phoenix.


8:05 a.m.

Wickenburg police say a light plane has crashed in the central Arizona town and that some of the four people on the plane may be injured.

Police Lt. Amy Sloane says the crash occurred Friday morning near the municipal airport and north of U.S. 60 and that details about the crash aren’t immediately available.

Sloane says initial reports from the scene don’t indicate there were any fatalities or fire but she says personnel at the scene are focused on attending to the people who were on the plane.

The Wickenburg airport is located four miles west of downtown Wickenburg.