Friday, August 9, 2019

de Havilland DH.60GM Gipsy Moth, N919DH: Incident occurred August 07, 2019 in Cortez, Montezuma County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft crashed in a field under unknown circumstances.

Date: 08-AUG-19
Time: 01:48:00Z
Regis#: N919DH
Aircraft Make: MOTH AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: DH60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

A pilot and a passenger survived a plane crash Wednesday night southwest of Mancos.

The crash was reported about 8 p.m. in a remote area south of County Road J and west of County Road 41, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin.

The pilot and the passenger were taken by ground to a hospital. Both suffered injuries but are expected to survive, he said.

He declined to identify the crash victims other than to say they are residents of Montezuma County.

He described the plane as a single-engine antique airplane.

The plane took off from an airstrip south of the crash site and was returning when the crash occurred, Nowlin said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified. The pilot was apparently able to describe the crash, but Nowlin preferred those details come from the FAA.

He said the crash site “didn’t look too bad,” but was “more than a hard landing.”

“I’m glad they’re alive,” Nowlin said. “They’re lucky; really lucky.”

Original article can be found here ➤

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