- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson pilot and his 77-year-old father walked 15 miles for help after their small plane was damaged during a landing in a remote area of southeast Arizona.

Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say a rancher feeding his cattle notified authorities Sunday after seeing a plane with significant damage in one of his pastures 30 miles northwest of Willcox.

Sheriff’s volunteers from Cochise and Graham counties located the crash site and the 39-year-old pilot was later found down a road.

The man told investigators he tried to land in the remote area to camp and go deer hunting, but the landing gear struck a rock hidden in the tall grass and damaged parts of the aircraft.

Neither the pilot nor his father was injured. Their names weren’t immediately released Monday.

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