Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Socata TBM 700, N194CS: Aircraft landed gear up at McGhee Tyson Airport (KTYS), Alcoa, Tennessee

  Regis#: 194CS        Make/Model: TBM7      Description: TBM-700
  Date: 12/12/2012     Time: 1422

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown

  City: ALCOA   State: TN   Country: US


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

  Activity: Pleasure      Phase: Landing      Operation: OTHER

  FAA FSDO: NASHVILLE, TN  (CE19)                 Entry date: 12/13/2012

Socata TBM 700 (N194CS) with nose gear problems had to make an emergency landing Wednesday morning at McGhee Tyson Airport. The  aircraft is owned by Csoki Aviation Inc., of Knoxville.

Airport officials were informed at 9:24 a.m. by air traffic controllers about the emergency situation involving a small plane with nose gear issues, said airport spokeswoman Becky Huckaby.

The plane landed safely at the airport with the pilot and a passenger. Huckaby said the airport’s emergency vehicles responded to the plane after its landing in case assistance was needed. 

No one was injured and no other planes or buildings at the airport were in danger during the ordeal.  The plane landed at a parallel runway, so regular air traffic operations were not affected, Huckaby said.

“Both of our runways are used for commercial and general aviation traffic,” Huckaby said. “Because it happened on (just) one runway, it doesn’t impede traffic.”The Federal Aviation Administration responded and had the plane moved by noon, Huckaby said.

Csoki Aviation Inc., of Knoxville, owns the aircraft.   According to online flight tracking website Flight Aware, the plane left Hanover County Municipal Airport in Ashland, Va., at 7:28 a.m. and arrived at its destination, McGhee Tyson Airport, at 9:15 a.m.

News Article:
ALCOA (WATE) - A small plane made a rough landing Wednesday morning at McGhee Tyson Airport. The twin-engine, TBM propeller plane had nose gear issues, according to airport spokeswoman Becky Huckabee, and made a rough landing around 9:30 a.m. on one of the airport's secondary runways. Two people were on board the plane, but no injuries were reported. No commercial traffic was affected by the landing.

Story and reaction/comments:

KNOXVILLE — No one was hurt today when a privately owned plane made an emergency landing at McGhee Tyson Airport, authorities said.  The TBM twin-engine propeller plane landed just before 9:25 a.m. after the pilot had trouble with its landing gear, airport spokeswoman Becky Huckaby said. Two people were believed to be aboard, and neither reported any injuries.

Story and reaction/comments:
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an emergency landing that happened at McGhee Tyson Airport Wednesday morning.

According to Becky Huckaby, an airport spokesperson, the pilot contacted the McGhee Tyson Airport's tower around 9:25 a.m. concerning a nose gear issue. 

Airport officials were prepared for the single-engine plane to land hot.

"Our people are well trained to respond to this type of emergency. 

We were on standby capacity," Huckaby said. 

The rough landing caused significant damage to the plane but the two people on board, including the pilot, did not sustain injuries. 

Since it was a private plane, it did not land on the primary runway.

 "It did not impact operations here at our facility today because it did land on the secondary runway on our two parallel runway systems.

The primary runway, which is used for commercial operations, was not involved," Huckaby said. 

It took approximately two hours for FAA and airport officials to remove the plane from the runway.

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