Saturday, April 1, 2017

Baking Duce, N9898R: Accident occurred April 01, 2017 at Cochise County Airport (P33), Willcox, Arizona

http://registry.faa.gov/N9898R 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Scottsdale, Arizona 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 01-APR-17
Time: 18:54:00Z
Regis#: N9898R
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: BAKING DUECE
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WILLCOX
State: ARIZONA


On Saturday, April 1, at about noon, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of a “plane crash” at the Cochise County Airport, Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said.

Sheriff's deputies responded, along with Willcox Fire Department, and located a single-engine airplane that appeared to have significant damage. The 55-year-old pilot and sole occupant received a head injury on impact but refused transport to a hospital, said Capas.

The initial information received indicates that the aircraft took off from Lordsburg Municipal Airport, New Mexico,  enroute to Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Arizona. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and will continue the investigation.

This is the second hard landing in the Willcox area in less than a month. The other was between Bowie and San Simon. There were no injuries.

Original article can be found here: http://www.willcoxrangenews.com

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