Husband, Wife Uninjured In Crash Landing Near Willcox Pecan Orchard

On Thursday March 16, 2017 at 12:10 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible downed aircraft near Willcox. Albuquerque Air Traffic Control reported that the RV/8 single prop with one occupant left the airport there earlier in the morning enroute to the Willcox airport.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded along with Willcox Department of Public Safety to the last known GPS coordinates for the aircraft.

The engine failed and the pilot was able to land on a dirt road next to a pecan orchard.The pilot called Albuquerque Center FAA Air Traffic Control Center and told them of the engine failure. They kept talking to him until he was close to the ground then lost radar and radio contact. He landed on Last Outpost Road.

The pilot and his passenger, his wife, sent a text message to their son saying that there were no injuries.

6 Comments on "Husband, Wife Uninjured In Crash Landing Near Willcox Pecan Orchard"

  1. I think this is called ‘an unplanned controlled off field landing’ but the term crash does sell more news interest. Nice airplane.

  2. Snazzy airplane! Considering the dead stick, that’s a good landing off the field. I’m glad the occupants are safe.

  3. Any landing you walk away from is a good one. Happy for this outcome. Would like to know the cause of the engine failure.

  4. The Oracle of Tucson | March 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm |

    Next time they should put on an air show in a more populated area of the state. nice plane and even a better story that they walked away from it unhurt.


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