On Sunday, December 10th at approximately 4:30PM, a small fixed wing aircraft went down in a field East of Golden Shores, Topock, AZ. The aircraft, a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (tail number N4171S), is reportedly owned by Kevan J Steffey according to the FAA Registry.
According to multiple sources, the pilot was conscious and communicating when he was found by a resident of the area around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, about half an hour after another resident reported seeing smoke and flames at the site of a possible plane crash.
The plane went down in a remote, rugged area that proved challenging for first-responders to reach by ground. A CareFlight helicopter was able to land in the vicinity of the crash and the injured man was flown from the scene. It’s uncertain whether the badly burned man was treated at nearby Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave or transferred to another medical facility elsewhere. It has been reported by sources that the pilot has been pronounced deceased due to the substantial burn injuries.
This Beechcraft A36 Bonanza is a 6 seater fixed wing aircraft with a Continental IO-520 series engine, first introduced in 1947 and is still in production to this day, making it the longest continually produced aircraft in the world.
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