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Pilot Injured in Small Plane Crash in Williams

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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.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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