Lake Havasu, AZ – Injuries Reported in Plane Crash Near Pilot Rock
Lake Havasu, AZ (December 22, 2019) – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says two people were injured after their small plane crashed in Lake Havasu on Sunday morning.
The MCSO said their dispatch got reports of an airplane crash at Lake Havasu just after 10:00 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they saw that the aircraft had crashed near Pilot Rock, which is located on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu.
Deputies and rescue units from the Lake Havasu Fire Department hiked up to the crash site and found a male pilot and a female passenger. The woman was not hurt, but the man suffered injuries.
The male victim had to be airlifted to the hospital due to the extreme terrain. The pilot told deputies that the plane’s engine shut off during flight and would not restart. The pilot then attempted to make an emergency landing but struck several rocks that caused the aircraft to roll onto its side.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have taken over the investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time in hopes of a full recovery.
Airplane Accidents in Arizona
According to the Aviation Safety Network, fatalities as a result of plane crashes are rare. In fact, only one fatality is reported for every three million flights. However, injuries and crashes involving small planes are more common and can occur due to pilot error, faulty equipment or bad weather conditions.
These airplane accidents are often traumatic for victims and their families, both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been injured in a plane crash, you should contact a personal injury attorney to review your options.
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