Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Cessna 182J Skylane, N288GF: Accident occurred April 25, 2021 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: Sedona, AZ 
Accident Number: WPR21LA177
Date & Time: April 25, 2021, 08:30 Local
Registration: N288GF
Aircraft: Cessna 182J 
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N288GF
Model/Series: 182J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.848814,-111.78996 (est)

SEDONA, Arizona (AP) -- Two people suffered minor injuries after a small plane crashed while landing Sunday at the Sedona Airport in northern Arizona, authorities said.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Cessna C182 veered off the runway around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The plane clipped a parked aircraft, struck a fuel truck and then flipped over.

An FAA spokesman said three people were aboard the plane.

Sedona police said high winds in the area and weight distribution on the plane could have led to the crash.

Sedona Fire Department officials said two people were transported to a hospital as a precaution. Their names, ages and conditions weren't immediately available.

An FAA spokesperson said the agency will be investigating the cause of the crash, which has closed the airport runway and forced flights into Sedona to be diverted Sunday afternoon.


  1. The LLC that owns this aircraft is registered to a man who got his Private Pilot on March 19, 2021 - just 5 weeks prior to the accident.

  2. This guy totaled 2 other aircraft and a fuel truck pay out on his insurance must be really high.


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