Personal Injury Lawyers
Attorney Jim Harrison

David Kappes Killed in Air Freight Plane Crash

James R. Harrison

December 31, 2012

Share |

Mesa, Arizona—David Joseph Kappes, age 28, was killed on December 19th while piloting a cargo delivery aircraft owned by California-based AmeriFlight, LLC, which operates freight delivery services in Arizona. 

Mr. Kappes was on route from Holbrook to Payson when he encountered a winter storm.  He radioed air traffic controllers in Payson to tell them he was diverting to Phoenix rather than making the scheduled stop in Payson.  At about 1:30 a.m., Mr. Kappes’ plane crashed into the Mazatzal Mountains.

Mr. Kappes was a graduate of Mountain View High School and Arizona State University.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Kappes at this time of great loss for them.

Arizona Injury News

One Person Dies in Six Vehicle Crash in West Phoenix

A fiery crash early Thursday morning at the intersection of 59th Avenue and Thomas Road left one person dead. Accident investigators speculate that a tow truck ran a red light, striking a Mitsubishi SUV and setting off a chain reaction involving six vehicles.

Christopher Erickson and Hunter Votaw Killed in ATV Crash

Christopher Erickson and Hunter Votaw died at the scene of a tragic ATV crash Saturday morning near Jomax Road and 52nd Street in Phoenix.

Justin Clark Killed in Car Accident Near Maricopa

Justin Clark was killed after being ejected from a Chevrolet sedan driven by Deanna Borboa when it collided with a pickup truck driven by Jason Malone. Car Accidents Arizona