LAKE HAVASU CITY — An ultralight style aircraft crashed at Pilot Rock near Lake Havasu City on Sunday morning.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, December 22, at approximately 10:00 a.m., numerous calls came into local 911 centers regarding an aircraft down into the water of Lake Havasu.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety Deputies and Members of the MCSO Dive Rescue and Recovery Team responded by boat to the area with members of the Lake Havasu City Fire Department on board. First responders found the ultralight style aircraft, had crashed on land near Pilot Rock, on the Arizona Side of the Lake.
Deputies and Lake Havasu Fire Personnel hiked up to the crash site, and found the male pilot and a female passenger. The female was uninjured, and the male only suffered a minor ankle injury.
The pilot of the aircraft told first responders that during his flight, his engine shut off, and would not restart. He then attempted to make an emergency landing, but while during so, the aircraft struck several rocks that caused it to roll onto its side.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating.