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Arizonans drove almost 67 billion miles in 2016

Sedona AZ (March 16, 2017) – Drivers covered nearly 67 billion miles on Arizona roads in 2016, the state’s fifth consecutive annual increase, according to a Federal Highway Administration estimate. Part of a Traffic Volume Trends report estimating a record 3.2 trillion miles driven on U.S. public roads last year, the Arizona figure demonstrates the importance of maintaining and improving the... 

One Confirmed Dead in Evening Plane Crash Near Sedona

Sedona AZ (August 3, 2016) – UPDATE 11:42 a.m.: The victim has been tentatively identified as 76-year-old Homer “Mac” McClure from Mesa, AZ.  The aircraft was a Twin Engine Piper Seneca (1980, PA-34-200T).  The crash site was approximately 5 miles SW of Pulliam Airport in the forest near a residential area. Earlier today: At least one fatality has been confirmed in an aircraft crash... 

Pilot Cites Wind Gust in AZ Plane Crash

Sedona AZ (October 5, 2015) – On Sunday, October 4, at 2:50 in the afternoon, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane crash near the Cliff Dwellers Airport in Marble Canyon, Arizona. A resident in the Cliff Dwellers area reported hearing a plane engine then a loud thud. She looked towards the airport and saw dust. A 65 year old man and a 62 year old woman from North... 

Sedona Plane Crash Injures Pilots

Plane crashes with two aboard in Sedona, Arizona Sedona AZ (March 23, 2015) – The initial investigation indicates the F-1 Rocket brand single engine plane lost power on its final approach to the Sedona, Arizona airport with two fliers aboard, Robert Coester, 65, of Gilbert, Arizona, and from Pennsylvania, Charles McCurry, 71, owner and builder of the aircraft. Realizing the plane would be unable... 

Hot Air Balloon Has Rough Landing

Arizona hot air balloon in flight Sedona AZ (April 14, 2014) – This morning, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a hot air balloon accident in an area of Old Cordes, eight miles east of Mayer, Arizona. The call came in around 8:00 in the morning but YCSO deputies were cancelled after the balloon’s crew indicated help was unnecessary. A second call came in soon after 9:00... 

Deadly Plane Crash in Arizona

Sedona AZ (October 4, 2013) – At 12:28 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of a plane down on the Gunsite firearms training academy property in Paulden, Arizona. Witnesses say the plane clipped some trees and then appeared to explode on impact. YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said four persons are believed to have been aboard, and all aboard perished... 

Four Survive Arizona Helicopter Crash

Sedona AZ (September 26, 2013) – Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a helicopter crash that occurred at approximately 9:29 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, near Forest Service Road 171 approximately twelve miles northwest of Flagstaff. Medical personnel from the Ponderosa Fire District also responded to this incident. Emergency first responders found four people in... 

Resident Hires Lawyer to Bring Sedona Airport Lawsuit

Sedona Airport mesa Sedona AZ (October 28, 2012) – The SedonaEye.com editor received this message via email from a local reader. It is published as received without editing or comment: Jerry Reynolds writes…Seen this? This from Kristin Monday who started the petition “stop Jet Fuel Dumping! Save the Sedona Sanctuary” ——————————————————————————– It... 

Helicopter Crashes After Departing Sedona Airport

Sedona AZ (July 2, 2012) – Early in the morning of July 1, 2012, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a helicopter had apparently crashed into the Verde River about six miles south of Camp Verde, Arizona, near Sedona. A DPS Ranger helicopter arrived in the area and confirmed at least two fatalities. A Yavapai County Sheriff’s office ground crew was eventually able... 
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