Monday, September 19, 2016

Accident occurred September 16, 2016 in Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona

Pinal County Sheriff's Office officials confirmed Friday evening that an aircraft crashed in Hidden Valley south of the city of Maricopa.

The single-occupant glider fell at approximately 5 p.m. near Ralston and Wildwood Roads. 

A Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the pilot "was breathing," when crews arrived on the scene, and "deputies are still on the scene," nearly four hours later.

She was unable to comment further on the victim's condition or the reason for the crash.

The incident is now under federal investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates and determines the cause of all air accidents – among other modes of transportation – under federal law.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board could not be reached for comment Friday night.


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