Pilot doing well after snaging power line during take-off, crashing plane
Taylor Higgins, Ina Ronquillo
CREATED Jul. 14, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 16, 2013
SAN SIMON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Wade Kincaid, 82, sustained minor injuries after his plane crashed in an orchard in Cochise County on July 13.
Carol Capas with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that the plane crashed in the 1600 block of Third Street in San Simon at around 6:00 p.m.
Once on scene, deputies discovered a single-engine, experimental plane and the pilot, who was suffering from injuries to his face, Capas said.
Kincaid was flown to University of Arizona Medical Center.
Following the crash, Kincaid is doing having only suffering cuts and abrasions on his face and back, said Capas.
During the investigation, deputies learned Kincaid flying from Phoenix to Las Cruces, where he was going to transfer the plane to a new owner, according to Capas.
Kincaid landed the plane in San Simon to refuel, but after taking off, he snagged a power line, which caused the plane to go down, Capas said.
Deputies reported the incident to the FAA, but are allowing deputies to continue their investigation into what caused the crash.