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Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221
DEATH VALLEY –A small plane landing at Furnace Creek Airport was heavily damaged when it ran off the end of the runway. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the family of three people on board.
The Cessna 421 airplane was attempting to land at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. The pilot attributed the incident to mechanical issues.
Park rangers responded to the incident to confirm that there were no injuries. Furnace Creek Airport is currently shut down until the plane wreckage is removed. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the incident.
General information about Furnace Creek Airport is available at https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/airports.htm.