Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N387ES: Aircraft on taxi, went off the runway into a ditch and flipped over

  Regis#: 387ES        Make/Model: C172      Description: 172, P172, R172, Skyhawk, Hawk XP, Cutla
  Date: 12/26/2012     Time: 1434

  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: Minor     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Substantial

  City: TULSA   State: OK   Country: US


INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   2     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   1     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    

  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Taxi      Operation: OTHER

  FAA FSDO: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  (SW15)             Entry date: 12/27/2012 


Russell Mills 
Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks

Tulsa police responded to a small plane crash Wednesday resulting in minor injuries at Jones Riverside Airport.     Officers were called around 8:40 a.m. after a Cessna Skyhawk 172R flipped in front of a control tower, Officer Jillian Roberson said.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause, but the plane was apparently being taxied at the airport by a man who was not a pilot, she said.  Medics treated and transported the man, who suffered minor hand injuries, Roberson said.  She said the National Transportation Safety Board was contacted but will not respond since it was not a scheduled flight.

Story and reaction/comments:

 Police and fire crews were called to Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks this morning before 9:00 on an overturned plane.

Stan May, a spokesman for the Tulsa Fire Department, tells KRMG the small plane was still on the taxiway when the pilot lost control.

Strong winds helped flip the plane over before takeoff.

May says one person was injured, but wasn’t sure the extent of the injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be called in to investigate the cause.

The last time a plane had a problem at the Jones Riverside Airport was in January of 2012.  No one was injured in that crash.

JENKS, Oklahoma - A small airplane flipped over at Jones Riverside Airport Wednesday morning sending a 33-year-old man on board to the hospital. 

 Tulsa Police says the airplane was parked in a hangar when a mechanic climbed in and started up the engine. Officers say the mechanic didn't realize the throttle was open and the plane shot out of the hangar, rolled across the tarmac and into a grassy area in front of the tower.

Police say when the plane hit the grass, it flipped over.

The unidentified man was taken by EMSA to a Tulsa hospital to be checked out for some minor injuries.

The incident closed the airport's west runway while crews removed the plane, returning it to the hanger.

The NTSB will investigate the crash.


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