A 53-year-old Chico man recovers after a small plane crashed in Williams.
On Saturday, August 30, 2014, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the pilot Kenneth Price was taking off from the Williams Soaring Center in a 1929 Travel Air Biplane, and for unknown reasons the aircraft fell approximately 10 t0 15 feet from the air; landing on its nose at the end of the runway.
Price was the only person in the aircraft.
Rex Mayes of the Williams Soaring Center was able to extract Price from the aircraft, with the help of a passerby.
The Williams Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the incident.
Price suffered moderate injuries and was life-flighted to Enloe Medical Center in Chico where he was treated for his injuries.
It is reported that Price is recovering nicely.
According to the Williams Soaring Center’s website, Price started with the Williams Soaring Center in 1994 where he was a full-time instructor. In 2008, he became a part-time guest instructor. Price is also a multiple recipients of the SSA most Active Instructor in the USA. He has also had over 10,000 hours in flying gliders, and over 4,000 hours in powered aircraft. ■
Editors Note: This article was updated on September 6, 2014, with the help of the Williams Soaring Center to correct the inaccuracies the printed edition contained. A correction will run in a future print edition of the Williams Pioneer Review.