Thursday, March 28, 2013

Multiple Resources Respond to Aircraft Crash

Wikieup, Az -

On March 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM E521 and Batt. 5 (Hood) were dispatched to Highway 93 near Wikieup, Az (MM 132) for a reported aircraft down. Units arrived at a staging area north of the incident with Mohave County Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue, AMR, DPS and Bagdad Fire while DPS Ranger and Angel 7 searched for the downed aircraft from the air. Angel 7 located the wreck and the staged resources responded to the scene which was located near Burro Creek Crossing Rd. Batt. 5 arrived on scene and reported a single engine aircraft approximately 500 ft down the hillside. Crews hiked to the aircraft, finding three occupants, one deceased and two in serious condition. Crews stabilized the aircraft and packaged the occupants for transport to the hospital. Both patients were carried back to the roadway and airlifted to area hosptials in. The cause of the accident is unknown and is under investigation.

>> AZ Central News Article

Article By: Lt.. Ron Hood

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