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No serious injuries as plane crash lands

Posted: Thursday, Jun 6th, 2013

The right engine was torn off as the plane hit the ground. (Blake Tilker/Lake Powell Chronicle)


A twin-engine plane carrying one pilot and four passengers crash landed in the desert about five miles east of Page Municipal Airport on May 28. The privately owned plane, which is registered in Nevada, ran out of fuel just before a planned re-fueling in Page.

One of the passengers called the Page Police Department around 4 p.m. to report the downed aircraft, according to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Personnel from the sheriff’s office, National Park Service, Navajo Police Department and Page Fire Department located the aircraft and passengers.

The pilot, Thomas Reeves, 76, suffered a laceration to his forehead and refused medical treatment.

The passengers, Donald and Penny Sefton, Julie Serpa and 10-year-old Brook Fitch all walked away from the crash without any injuries. All of the passengers are residents of Fallon, Nev.

The plane had taken off from New Orleans and was headed to Nevada with scheduled fuel stops in Texas and Page.

Lieutenant Bret Axlund with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have completed their investigation of the wreck.

Axlund said that it is now up to the plane owner’s insurance company to remove the plane from the site, which is near the Navajo Generating Station, just north of milepost 302 on State Route 98 on private property.

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