Plane crash-lands near Hard Rock

scene of plane down - nose of plane stuck in dirt. Cabin taped off with police-line tape

Submitted/Mary Katherine Smith
This small plane crash-landed near Hard Rock, Arizona early Saturday morning. The pilot survived.


A small plane crash-landed near Hard Rock, Arizona early this morning, according to residents in the area.

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Location of Hard Rock Chapter, in Arizona.

The pilot appeared to have survived the crash, according to Mary Katherine Smith of Big Mountain.

She said he was transported from the scene in a black SUV.

Further details will be reported as the Times obtains them.

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Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at