Tue, July 23

Pilot survives plane crash

rt of a downed aircraft at the Sedona Airport Friday afternoon.

The plane, a single engine Cessna 182Q, had flipped upside down and was lying on its roof it scrub brush about 50-feet south of the runway tarmac.

Remarkably, the pilot, the small plane's only occupant, was uninjured in the wreck.

Fire crews remained on the scene and hosed down the surrounding brush until the craft was moved to a hanger at the airport.

Head on collision in Rimrock

Two vehicles crashed head-on at 5 p.m. Monday on Beaver Creek Road. A red pickup, driven by a 35-year old man, crossed the centerline and struck a car with a family inside near Brockett Ranch Road.

Reportedly a third vehicle that had been in front of the small family car moved out of the way of the truck first before the impact.

Neither the parents, nor the two children in the car were wearing seatbelts and all four were taken to Verde Valley Medical Center for treatment. The adults suffered cuts, abrasions, bruises and neck and back injuries.

The pickup driver suffered severe lacerations to the face also hospitalized.

Chief Mike Van Dyke of Montezuma-Rimrock Fire says visibility was good and the road was dry. It is unclear of drugs or alcohol was involved.

Sedona and Verde Valley Fire districts assisted MRFD with the extraction.

Bicyclist in accident

A bicyclist was transported with basic life support treatment to the Verde Valley Medical Center, after a car-bicycle accident Thursday afternoon about 5 p.m. The crash happened at 1613 E. Cottonwood Street in Cottonwood.