On Wednesday July 2, 2014 at approximately 7:35 pm, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an airplane crash at the Willcox airport.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene along with Willcox Rural Fire Department, AZ DPS Air Rescue, and DPS and located the twin engine airplane and two occupants.
The airplane is currently stationed at the Willcox airport and is being used as a lead plane in air attack operations for wildfires. The plane was returning from the Whetstone Mountains Fire when this incident occurred.
Both occupants were taken to a local hospital to be evaluated and were later released.
The FAA is continuing the investigation into this incident.