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CCSO Responds To A Plane Crash Wednesday South-Southwest Of The Grand Canyon Airport

Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a reported airplane crash Wednesday afternoon around 18 miles west-southwest of the Grand Canyon Airport. A twin-engine Piper Seneca, originating out of Glendale, Arizona, was flying from Glendale to Kanab, Utah when it began having engine problems. The pilots tried to get to the Grand Canyon Airport, but landed nearly 20 miles west of Tusayan. The pilots were able to land the plane safely with no damage to the plane and no injuries. An Army Air National Guard helicopter was in the area and overhead the plane’s emergency transponder alert and immediately responded to the location. The helicopter took both pilots to the Grand Canyon Airport and were treated and released. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA have taken over the investigation.

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