Saturday, January 07, 2012

North American Navion, N91601: Pilot injured when plane strikes hangar at Farmers Pride Airport (9N7), Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania

Pilot Injured After Crashing Plane Into A Building In Lebanon County

BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Lebanon County—  An elderly pilot is injured after the plane he was operating bumped into a building in Lebanon County as it was taxiing on the runway. It happened just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Farmer's Pride Airport in Bethel Township. The 80-year-old male pilot sustained a laceration to his right eye brow. He was taken to Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

The building sustained minor damage in the crash.

The FAA has been notified and the incident is under investigation.

It is unclear at this time how the crash happened.

Pilot hurt when plane strikes hangar

An 80-year-old pilot was injured when his plane struck a hangar at Farmers Pride Airport, 141 Airport Road, Bethel Township, at 10:29 a.m. Saturday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker said the pilot was repositioning the aircraft, a Navion, when it suddenly lurched forward and struck the hangar.

According to FAA records, the plane was registered to John Gardner of Harrisburg. Gardner was treated and released at Hershey Medical Center, a center spokeswoman said.

State police said the pilot suffered a laceration to his right eyebrow. He was transported to HMC by First Aid and Safety Patrol.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

Fredericksburg and Jonestown Perseverance fire companies assisted.

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