No injuries reported after pilot of single-engine plane makes emergency landing

Posted at 8:45 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 10:53:57-04

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — No injuries were reported after the pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the Arizona Strip early Monday afternoon.

Mohave County Sheriff’s first received reports of the downed Cessna fixed-wing aircraft at about 11:56 a.m.

Pilot Dylan Tobias, 20, and his father Eric Tobias, 57, were traveling home to La Jolla, Calif., from the St. George airport when they smelled an electric burn, according a press release from Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Dylan Tobias made an emergency landing in the desert area near Beaver Dam north of Interstate 15 and south of the Virgin River Gorge.

A passerby reported the downed plane to the sheriff’s office. Shortly after the report, the sheriff’s office states, a person onboard the plane called to say everyone was OK.

When deputies arrived on scene, the aircraft appeared to have minor damage from the emergency landing. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash.