Plane Crash Injures Two In Bullhead City

Published by The Bee News

September 15, 2018

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BULLHEAD CITY—Two people were injured Saturday after their plane crashed into a hillside off Silver Creek and Bullhead Parkway. 

Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said the male occupant was taken from the scene to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. An unidentified female had to be extricated from the wreckage. She was airlifted from the scene and flown to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas with serious injuries. 

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Cessna 185 carried two people and crashed 1.5 miles southeast of the airport. No additional details released.

Unconfirmed reports state the pilot and passenger had debarked from Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport en route to southern Arizona. 

It’s not known if high winds played a factor in today’s crash. The National Weather Service reported wind speeds between 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. 

Main photo by JEFF ARGANDA/The Bee

This is a developing story. 

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  1. Jo-Anna Thies

    Thank you Jeff, for great live coverage!

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