Phoenix, Arizona Midair Helicopter-Plane Crash Death of Michael Papendick and Jessica Brandal – Obituary
34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal have died in a fatal midair helicopter-plane crash that occurred in Phoenix, Arizona. It happened on Friday, October 1, 2021, in the area of Chandler Airport. Both Jessica and Michael were killed at the scene.
After the crash, the plane managed to land safely at Chandler Airport while the helicopter dropped into a nearby field. There were no injuries reported in the plane which at the time had two people on board. They have not been publicly identified.
The helicopter is the property of Quantum Helicopters while the plane is owned by Flight Operations Academy.
The accident is still being investigated by both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.