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UPDATE: Pilot killed, passenger injured in plane crash at Ryan Airfield near Tucson

Marcus Borom, of Tucson, registered owner of aircraft
Ryan Airfield is southwest of Tucson off of SR 86.
Ryan Airfield is southwest of Tucson off of SR 86.
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 8:26 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:31 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One person was killed and another was critically injured in a plane crash at Ryan Airfield early Tuesday, July 27.

According to the Tucson Airport Authority, which operates Ryan Airfield, a Long-EZ aircraft with two people on board crashed around 7:15 a.m. The pilot, who has not been named, was killed while the passenger suffered serious injuries.

The Long-EZ is a two-seat kit airplane designed by the Rutan Aircraft Factory.

According to the FAA’s initial accident report, the plane crashed upon approach and flipped. The aircraft is registered to Marcus P Borom of Tucson.

Ryan Airfield is about 20 minutes southwest of Tucson.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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