Sunday, May 11, 2014

Arizona/Utah: Update/Correction: Cessna 207 Crashes at Page Airport Kills One, Five Injured

According to ABC News, a single-engine Cessna carrying six French tourists and the pilot was incorrectly reported earlier.

To be clear, one person was killed in the accident and five injured, according to ABC, although the identity of the fatality has not been disclosed.

The aircraft hit the ground and flipped over near the airport runway amid windy conditions Saturday afternoon (May 10), a tourist area about 200 miles north of Phoenix, Page Police Capt. Ray Varner said.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Ian Gregor said the Cessna 207 crashed 400 to 500 feet short of the runway.

COMMENT: Earlier reporting was inaccurate. Please accept my apologies.

One passenger died after being rushed to the hospital, while another was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center.

He said four passengers received hospital treatment for minor injuries and were released, while the seventh person was unhurt. The pilot was among the injured.

The charter aircraft had been on a sightseeing tour at the time of the crash.