Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Sonex Waiex B, N535D: Incident occurred November 15, 2021 near Hangar Haciendas Airport (AZ90), Laveen, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road, struck a fence and metal pole and came to rest inverted. 

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Date: 15-NOV-21
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N535D
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: WAIEX B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

LAVEEN VILLAGE, Arizona - A small plane went down in a Laveen neighborhood just before Noon on November 15. It flipped over, and ended up just feet away from a home near 35th Avenue and Carver.

The crash happened on the west side of the resident's house. A tow truck later hauled the plane away, but people who witnessed the crash are still shaken up.

"I'm just working right over here and it happened just as I pulled up," said Coulter Sheryl, who was just starting his shift when the plane came down in front of him. "Little red single-engine plane."

"There's a plane probably about a quarter mile past the runway upside down. Overturned, looked pretty bad."

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the airplane was flying around the area when the pilot reported he lost power and needed to land.

MCSO says the pilot was the only person on board and is okay. He walked away from the crash with minor injuries. The pilot's name was not released.

The homeowner declined to comment.


  1. Wow lot of these things coming down this year

  2. RIP Tim, you were one heck of a hiker, picker and friend