Small Plane Crashes On Ranch Near Wikieup

January 28, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board are investigating the crash of a small plane, which was attempting to take off from a private airstrip on a ranch near Wikieup.

Trish Carter, of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, says 59-year-old James Logsdon, of Lake Havasu City, escaped serious injury when his single-engine Cessna failed to get off the ground.

 “He was the only occupant in his plane but he was also flying with another friend in another plane and the friend had just taken off from that same airstrip and was in the air successfully,” Carter said.

She says it’s unclear if it was mechanical difficulties or something else that kept the pilot from getting off the ground.