Sunday, August 19, 2018

Pietenpol Air Camper, N88HK: Fatal accident occurred August 18, 2018 in Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona

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

Crashed under unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N88HK

Date: 19-AUG-18
Time: 04:58:00Z
Regis#: N88HK
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CAMP VERDE
State: ARIZONA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.






CAMP VERDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -  The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a small plane crash that left two people dead Saturday in Camp Verde. 

At around 6:30 p.m. YCSO said they received a call from a person about an overdue small plane. 

The family member of the plane’s owner told deputies that they had been trying to reach the pilot for several hours.

YCSO said that prior to the incident, the pilot told the family that he was taking a friend for a short flight in the area around Yavapai County.

According to YCSO, local aircraft towers had no record of the plane in the air.

YCSO deputies later obtained GPS coordinates from a cell phone belonging to one of the occupants. That's when DPS troopers were called out to search for the missing plane. 

Troopers located the plane at around 8:30 p.m. in a remote area southeast of the Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde. 

DPS troopers set down and confirmed the pilot and his passenger were both killed.  

The victims were later identified 68-year-old Glenn Tenniswood, who was the pilot and 78-year-old Ron Walker. 

YCSO deputies were finally able to access the site Sunday morning.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane involved in the crash was an experimental air camper.

At this time, the National Transportation Safety Board is on the scene and is the investigating the crash with the FAA and YCSO. 

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



CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — Authorities say two people are dead after the crash of a small home-built plane in north-central Arizona.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the wreckage was found in rugged terrain Saturday night southeast of Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde.

Crews were recovering the bodies of the pilot and passenger Sunday morning and National Transportation Safety Board officials were at the scene to begin investigating the cause of the crash.

They were later identified as 68-year-old Glenn Tenniswood from Camp Verde, who was the pilot, and 78-year-old Ron Walker from Camp Verde.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a call about an overdue small plane from a family member of the aircraft’s owner around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The plane was tracked from a cellphone belonging to one of the people aboard the plane.

Camp Verde is 90 miles north of Phoenix.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ktar.com




CAMP VERDE, AZ - Two people are dead following a plane crash in the Camp Verde area on Saturday night.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 6:30 p.m. about an overdue plane.

A family member told YCSO they were trying to reach the pilot for several hours.

YCSO was able to obtain GPS coordinates from a cell phone belonging to one of the occupants of the plane.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter located the plane around 8:30 p.m in very rugged terrain southwest of Montezuma Castle. 

DPS Ranger Troopers confirmed the pilot and his passenger were dead on the scene. 

Officials have identified the pilot as 68-year-old Glenn Tenniswood from Camp Verde. The passenger has been identified as 78-year-old Ron Walker from Camp Verde. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was an Experimental Pietenpol Air Camper.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.abc15.com

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