Monday, January 07, 2019

Luscombe Silvaire 8A: Accident occurred January 05, 2019 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ), Pinal County, Arizona

CASA GRANDE — An aircraft crash-landed Saturday afternoon at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, injuring the pilot and a passenger, authorities said.

Dave Reffner, the airport's manager, said a Luscombe 8A bounced while landing on the runway and the pilot lost control.

The two-seat, single-engine aircraft ended up in the northwest area of the airport.

The male pilot and a female passenger were both injured. The woman was flown to a trauma center in the Phoenix area and the man was treated by paramedics at the scene, according to the Casa Grande Fire Department.

The Fire Department was called out to the airport at 1:30 p.m. The aircraft did not catch fire, but firefighters did help to contain fuel that was leaking from it.

Reffner said the airport was briefly closed Saturday afternoon while the incident was being investigated. He reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration.

This is the second accident reported at the airport within the last couple months. A man had to be flown to a Phoenix hospital after his plane crashed on the night of November 27th.

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