Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Beechcraft A23 Musketeer, N8868M: Accident occurred July 05, 2020 near Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

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


NTSB Identification: WPR20CA205
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Sedona, AZ
Aircraft: Beech 23, registration: N8868M

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft departed and lost power during climbout and made a forced landing on a highway.

Date: 05-JUL-20
Time: 17:24:00Z
Regis#: N8868M
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 23
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

SEDONA, Arizona - Sedona police say a small plane had to make an emergency landing, but it ended up on State Route 89A in west Sedona.

At 11 a.m. the plane took off from Sedona Airport, but then the pilot had to make an emergency landing for an unknown reason.

The plane was flying from east to west. As they landed, they "touched down on 89A, bounced up and flew over a couple of cars, and came back down onto Mountain Shadows Road." The plane came to a stop on 89A in front of the Hampton Inn.

Both the pilot and the passenger are ok. They were able to pull themselves out of the plane, and they were transported to the medical center for precautionary measures.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Sedona police are in the process of making sure there are no secondary collisions with any cars.



  1. Sometimes the emergency turns out fairly well. Not having a structural break and fire makes a big difference.

    1. Would have been hilarious if they grabbed their bags and checked in at the hotel.

    2. And explained that they had parked at the corner because they weren't sure if the hotel allows airplanes in the parking lot.

  2. A pilot's worst nightmare: only option in an engine out is to put down on a road with traffic. Best outcome there could be here. Hopefully the 'Muskrat as we called them in an AFB aero club can be fixed up.

  3. Good fun little youtube about landing on roads