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9:21 PM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Plane crashes near Seligman, pilot survives

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy photo<br>
Randy Donnarumma of Kingman crashed a single-engine prop Aerostar around 12:50 a.m. north of the Seligman airport. Donnarumma's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office/Courtesy photo<br> Randy Donnarumma of Kingman crashed a single-engine prop Aerostar around 12:50 a.m. north of the Seligman airport. Donnarumma's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

SELIGMAN - A pilot survived an early-morning crash Monday in a small plane north of the Seligman airport.

Randy Donnarumma, 56, of Kingman crashed the single-engine prop Aerostar around 12:50 a.m. and was located by rescuers at about 2:30 a.m., according to Dwight D'Evelyn, a spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Donnarumma said that he thought he was near Boulder City, Nev., where he intended to fly after leaving Kingman. Donnarumma called YCSO to say that he'd crashed and had a head injury, was bleeding and very cold. He could not explain his location other than that he might be near an airport.

The dispatcher then lost contact with Donnarumma but eventually dispatchers reached him as deputies and a Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter tried to locate the crash site. Rescuers found Donnarumma though his cell phone signal and airlifted him to Flagstaff Medical Center. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, officials said.