Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N154ME: Accident occurred June 26, 2018 near Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Made an emergency landing and inverted on landing.

Date: 26-JUN-18
Time: 10:00:00Z
Regis#: N154ME
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 91

PHOENIX - A small aircraft with three people aboard crashed in north Phoenix on Tuesday morning.

Air15 video showed a small plane upside down in the desert near Interstate 17 and Dove Valley Road.

The incident happened just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Cessna 172 experienced engine failure northwest of Deer Valley Airport.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, everyone on the plane got out safely with no serious injuries. 

According to radio traffic with the Deer Valley Airport, the pilot said he had an engine failure, and he could not make it back to the runway. He told the air traffic controller that he would have to force a landing. The plane ended up upside down on the ground.

When firefighters arrived, they said they found three young men who had escaped the wreckage with just minor cuts and bruises. They were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

"They were all talking, and they were able to walk themselves out," said Phoenix Fire Captain Aaron Ernsberger. "It was a very, very lucky chain of events for the folks inside the airplane for sure."

The single-engine Cessna is registered to the president of Westward School of Aeronautics, which trains pilots at Deer Valley Airport. The company declined to comment about the crash, other than to say the passengers were okay.  

It is not clear whether an instructor or a student was piloting the plane when it went down.

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A small plane crashed Tuesday morning in the desert near Interstate 17 and Carefree Highway.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 172 experienced engine failure while inbound to Deer Valley Airport, and it flipped over on its roof as it landed.

Three people were on board.

Amazingly, they were all able to walk away from the crash with no serious injuries.

The Phoenix and Daisy Mountain fire departments transported the three adult patients to local hospitals to get checked out. All were said to be in stable condition.

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Jim B said...

For an engine out on flat terrain this airplane looks too beaten up.

Anonymous said...

Plane looks tore up for an emergency landing in the flat desert. Plane will never fly again.

Anonymous said...

I love it when I see Jim B's name. His posts are always a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

They get beat up when they hit a tree, we have tough trees out here, and it is really not that flat, those rocks, on average are grapefruit sized