Saturday, September 3, 2016
Incident occurred September 03, 2016 near Phoenix Goodyear Airport (KGYR), Goodyear, Maricopa County, Arizona
GOODYEAR, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - An aircraft made an emergency landing on a dirt road in Goodyear Saturday morning after smoke was reported in the cockpit, Goodyear fire officials said.
Two people were on board. There were no reported injuries, according to Goodyear Police Public Information Officer Lisa Kutis.
The NTSB was enroute to the area near Rainbow Valley Road and Germann Road.
The type of aircraft wasn't immediately known.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - There are no injuries after a small aircraft made an emergency landing in Goodyear.
Goodyear fire officials say the airplane was forced to land in a dirt road after smoke began coming out of the cockpit Saturday afternoon.
The aircraft landed without incident near Rainbow Valley and Germann roads.
Authorities say two people were on board but were not seriously hurt.
It was not immediately known from where the plane took off.
Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says the scene is being cleared.
The National Transportation Safety Board is planning to investigate.
A single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing south of Phoenix Goodyear Airport on Saturday after the pilot and passenger noticed smoke in the cockpit.
Goodyear fire crews were called to a desert area near 91st Avenue and Dobbins Road, where the plane made its landing safely on a dirt road, causing no damage to the aircraft or the two people inside, said Goodyear Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wayne.
“They got it down safely,” he said. “They attempted an emergency landing and it sounds like they did a pretty good job.”
The two-person plane, which had departed from the airport, was 10 minutes' flight time away when the pilot made the emergency call, Wayne said. He said the small plane had notified ground crews at about noon that it was somewhere near the Rainbow Valley area.
Goodyear police and emergency responders assisted the fire department in searching for the plane in the desert area, said police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis.
“We don’t get a lot of aircraft emergencies out there,” Wayne said. “This is pretty rare.”
Goodyear police and fire were unable to provide details about the pilot or the flight plans. Wayne said the fire department will continue to investigate the cause of the smoke.
Posted by Kathryn on Saturday, September 03, 2016