Friday, October 25, 2019

Cessna 210-5A (205A), N8326Z: Accident occurred October 24, 2019 near Red Creek Airstrip, Yavapai County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

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Date: 24-OCT-19
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N8326Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 205
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

NEAR HORSESHOE LAKE, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) -- Three people were rescued after a small plane went down Thursday afternoon near Horseshoe Lake in Tonto National Forest.

On Friday morning, Arizona's Family news chopper was over the scene where the plane went down in a remote field.

The Federal Aviation Administration told Arizona's Family that a Cessna 205 crashed on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. near the Red Creek Airstrip, about 35 miles north of Deer Valley Airport.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said three people were in the plane when it went down.

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Despite a rough landing, none of the occupants were hurt.

The Department of Public Safety helped rescue the three people and flew them away from the scene around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.

No details were released on what caused the rough landing.

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A small plane with three people aboard crashed Thursday afternoon at the Red Creek Airstrip, about 35 miles from Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix, according to federal officials.

A Cessna 205 aircraft went down about 4:30 p.m. under unknown circumstances, according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Red Creek Airstrip is located in Tonto National Forest in Yavapai County. 

Local authorities said three people were aboard the aircraft, Kenitzer said in an email. Their condition was not immediately available.

The aircraft was substantially damaged, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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