Just before 12 noon today, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the airstrip in Bagdad regarding a plane down. The pilot, 79-year-old Donald Low of Bagdad, was the only occupant. He suffered non-life threatening injuries mainly to his right leg and was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment.
The plane was a home built light weight aircraft, “Airsoft,” with a 35 horsepower engine and single seat. The pilot told deputies he was taking off for a test flight when a wind gust hit one of the struts causing the wing to bend. He was unable to control the plane at that point and crashed.
The NTSB was notified and is investigating.