- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

BEAVER DAM, Ariz. (AP) - A California pilot and his father have escaped injury after their small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a desert area in northwestern Arizona.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies say the plane went down around noon Monday near Beaver Dam north of Interstate 15 and south of the Virgin River Gorge.

They say the single-engine Cessna had minimal damage from the emergency landing.

Authorities say 20-year-old Dylan Tobias landed the plane safely in the desert area. His passenger was his 57-year-old dad, Eric Tobias.

The two were traveling home to La Jolla, California from the St. George airport in Utah when they smelled an electric burn and made an emergency landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified of the incident.

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