Small plane crashes north of Wickenburg, two on board

Small plane crashes north of Wickenburg
Posted at 1:09 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 01:07:05-04

A small plane has crashed northwest of Wickenburg.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed around 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, 24 miles northwest of Wickenburg. 

Two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, one of the occupants was flown from the scene to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment. The second person did not require medical treatment, deputies said. 

The crash happened in a very remote area, according to deputies. 

FAA officials say the pilot was flying from Scottsdale Municipal Airport to Lake Havasu City Airport when the engine failed, prompting the pilot to deploy the aircraft parachute. 

The aircraft was destroyed in the crash, according to officials.