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AZ pilot escapes before his wrecked plane catches fire

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(Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
KINGMAN, AZ (CBS5) -

Federal aviation authorities said a pilot escaped without injury after his single engine aircraft ran out of runaway in Wikieup and crashed Sunday morning in Mohave County.

The pilot, James Logsdon, 59, of Lake Havasu City, was the only person aboard and got out just before the plane caught fire.

The 1948 Cessna 170 fixed wing plane crashed around 10:45 a.m. when the plane's tail flipped forward and crashed in a pasture about area eight miles west of Highway 93 and Signal Road. 

Logsdon told authorities he left Lake Havasu City about 9 a.m. and successfully reached his destination in Wikieup. The accident happened when he attempted to take off, the Mohave County Sheriff's office said.

The FAA and NTSB were notified and are conducting an investigation.

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