Pilot OK after plane crashes, burns in Wikieup

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Wikieup plane crash By Jennifer Thomas Wikieup plane crash By Jennifer Thomas
Wikieup plane crash By Jennifer Thomas Wikieup plane crash By Jennifer Thomas

WIKIEUP, Ariz. -- A 59-year-old pilot escaped injury when his plane crashed and burned during a failed takeoff attempt Sunday in Wikieup.

James Logsdon, of Lake Havasu City, was the only person in the plane when it crashed approximately eight miles west of U.S. 93 and Signal Road, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Logsdon had flown his 1948 Cessna 170 fixed-wing single-engine plane from Lake Havasu City to Wikieup Sunday morning and was attempting to take off from there.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter said Logsdon ran out of runway and went off the end of the pasture where the plane's tail flipped forward.

Logsdon was able to get out of the plane before it caught fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation.