The FAA said it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. No identities were released and no additional information was immediately available.
The single-engine, two-seat crashed near a runway at Ryan Airfield, the Tucson Airport Authority said in a statement. The Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ was attempting to land when it crashed, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a brief statement. ___
This story has been updated to reflect that the aircraft is a Long-EZ, not a Long-AZ.
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