14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Roanoke, TX
Aircraft: MEYERS LITTLE TOOT, registration: N848Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On October 11, 2012, about 1800 central daylight time, a Meyers Little Toot, N848Z, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during a forced landing to a field at Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Texas. The private pilot was not injured. The aircraft was registered to, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.
According to the pilot, the aircraft lost power shortly after takeoff. During the forced landing the airplane departed the remaining runway, traveled through a frangible fence, struck a barbed-wire fence, and nosed over. The substantial damage consisted of damage to the upper wing forward spar and I Struts, the vertical stabilizer, and rudder.
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 848Z Make/Model: EXP Description: EXP- LITTLE TOOT Date: 10/12/2012 Time: 2315 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Minor Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Substantial LOCATION City: ROANOKE State: TX Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT LOST CONTROL ON TAKEOFF, RAN INTO A FENCE AND FLIPPED OVER. INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 1 Unk: # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Take-off Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: FORT WORTH, TX (SW19) Entry date: 10/12/2012
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A plane went down near Northwest Regional Airport in Denton County Thursday at approximately 6:10 pm
ROANOKE -- A plane went down near Northwest Regional Airport in Denton County Thursday at approximately 6:10 p.m. A DPS spokesman said a Meyers Special bi-plane was taking off when it lost power. The pilot, Philip Witt, tried to land but crashed through a fence at the end of the runway and flipped the plane. The pilot was strapped in and suffered only minor cuts and bruises. He was treated at the scene.
A single-engine biplane crashed into a cattle field after losing power on takeoff Thursday night at Northwest Regional Airport.
The Meyer Special lost power shortly after 7 p.m. The pilot attempted to put the plane back on the runway but the plane was moving too fast to stop.
It skidded through two fences before hitting a gully and flipping in an open pasture, said Trooper Lonnie Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The pilot, Phillip Witt of Roanoke, walked away from the crash with minor cuts and bruises.
The plane crash wasn’t far from a fatal crash at the airport on September. 22, said Roanoke Fire Chief Mike Duncan.
There is a thick line of trains about 150 feet from the south end of the runway, he said.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
ROANOKE — Authorities have reported that a small plane crashed sometime after 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke. The extent of the pilot’s injuries was not immediately available.
The Roanoke Fire Department responded to the crash. Several emergency vehicles responded to the scene and authorities found the small blue and white single-passenger plane at the end of a runway. A Roanoke fire fighter said the plane sustained minimal damage.
Officials directed further media inquires to the Federal Aviation Administration but FAA Spokesman Lynn Lunsford could not be reached. The Roanoke Fire Department spokesman also could not be reached for comment.
This is the third plane crash in three weeks involving planes from that airport.
Four people died when their small plane crashed Saturday morning after leaving the Denton County airport. The victims were identified as Leonard Ledet, 60, of Southlake; his two sons, Paul Ledet, 16, and Mason Ledet, 13; and his brother, Gregory Ledet, 62, of Keller.
Officials found the plane's wreckage in a pasture about a mile from FM90 on Van Zandt County Road 2702.
Pilot Christopher Pratt, 41, of Argyle was killed Sept. 22 when the plane he was in crashed in a wooded area near the airport shortly after takeoff. Passenger Charles Yates, 63, of Grapevine was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died.