Pilot OK after plane crash in Fort Mohave

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Credit: Mohave County Sheriff's Office

A small plane crashed in Fort Mohave Monday afternoon.


by Jennifer Thomas


Posted on April 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 23 at 3:12 PM

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FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. – A pilot is OK after his plane crashed in northwestern Arizona Monday afternoon.

Tony Ginero, of Norco, Calif., told authorities that he had left Lake Havasu Airport and was getting ready to land at Sun Valley Airport when he experienced mechanical problems.

Ginero's plane crashed in the area of El Rodeo and Vanderslice roads in Fort Mohave, about a half mile past the airport, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies and Fort Mohave Valley Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.

MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said Ginero had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

Ginero's 1965 Piper PA-30 fixed-wing twin-engine plane was damaged in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation.