Plane Wreck at Furnace Creek

Damaged Cessna airplane at Furnace Creek.
View of Cessna that ran off the end of runway at Furnace Creek Airport.

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News Release Date: April 13, 2016

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



Last updated: April 13, 2016

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