Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vans RV-8A, N56HR: Incident occurred February 08, 2017 in Mayer, Yavapai County, Arizona

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Scottsdale 

Aircraft force landed on a road near Mayer, Arizona

Date: 08-FEB-17
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N56HR
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

CORDES LAKES — A Vans RV-8A experimental aircraft made an emergency landing in the 1500 block of Brahma Drive Wednesday, Feb. 8, according to Mayer Fire Chief Eric Kriwer.

The small plane’s cockpit began to fill with smoke just before 1 p.m., the two men on board told firefighters, and the pilot made the decision to land on the street.

He avoided power lines in the area and set the plane down with little damage.

Kriwer said the smoke came from an on-board electrical fire.

The two men were taken to a Phoenix hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation, Kriwer said.


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