A small plane with three passengers bound for Prescott from Los Angeles apparently ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing on a roadway Tuesday night. The plane flipped, causing a car crash, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. No one in the cars was injured. The pilot and the two plane passengers were to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“On May 29, 2018 at approximately 9:12 PM the FAA at the Prescott airport contacted the Prescott Police Department regarding an inbound passenger plane, which was possibly running low on fuel and reporting the potential of an emergency landing,” YCSO said in a statement. “Initial indications were that the pilot might attempt a landing in the area of State Route 89 and State Route 69. However, a short time later, the plane made an emergency landing near the 1500 block of Iron Springs Road.”
The Malibu Piper single nose-prop aircraft “may have struck a light pole in the area, causing the wing to shear off and the plane to roll onto its roof,” YSCO said. “As the plane was landing, a vehicle stopped in the roadway and was rear-ended by another vehicle. No one sustained injury during that related crash.”
The crash is under investigation.