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Airplane Crash at Prescott Airport - Pilot & Passenger Uninjured

23 October 2015   Jeff Jones, Prescott FD Paramedic, Firefighter

The Chino Valley pilot just bought the plane. 

On October 24, 2015 at about 3 PM, Prescott Fire Dept. 911 dispatch received a call for an airplane crash at Prescott airport. When initial units arrived on scene they found a single engine two passenger aircraft that had a collapsed main landing gear and damage to the right wing. The pilot in command of the aircraft, who had over 11,000 hours of total flight time, had just purchased his 1939 Luscombe Model 8a from a seller in Taos, New Mexico. The Chino Valley-based pilot made one uneventful stop in Gallup, New Mexico for fuel and then returned here to Prescott airport where the incident occurred. There were two people on board, including the pilot, and both were uninjured in the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.