Scott Mascher with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Department says 71-year-old Charles McCurry, from Pennsylvania, is the owner and builder of the F-1 Rocket brand, single-engine plane. He has 34 years of experience as a pilot.
McCurry's was riding in the plane with 65-year-old Robert Coester from Gilbert, Ariz.
On Saturday morning, around 11:30, the single-engine aircraft lost power on its final approach into the Sedona Airport. McCurry took control of the aircraft and managed to land it in a safe area on Chavez Ranch Road.
The aircraft sustained heavy damage; and Coester sustained minor head injuries and a broken ankle.
McCurry sustained multiple facial fractures, facial lacerations and a contusion to his lungs, but the hospital says he is in stable condition.
The NTSB is currently investigating the cause of the crash.