Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Accident occurred May 28, 2014 at Hefner-Easley Airport (H68), Wagoner, Oklahoma


FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15:

Pilot identified as Marvin McGrath, 54, after single-engine plane crashes in Wagoner County  

TULSA - The pilot of a ultralight plane that crashed Wednesday evening is receiving treatment at a Tulsa hospital.

Marvin McGrath, 54, was the only person on board when his plane crashed at the Wagoner airport while doing touch-and-gos.

The accident happened just east of Wagoner around 8:30 p.m.

McGrath was transported by helicopter to St. John Hospital. 

Joy McGill, hospital spokeswoman, tells 2NEWS McGrath is in fair condition as of Thursday morning.

According to Wagoner police, agents with the Federal Aviation Administration will begin an investigation into the crash Thursday.

WAGONER — The pilot of an ultralight airplane was flown to a Tulsa hospital after the aircraft crashed near the Wagoner airport Wednesday evening.

Just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the pilot called Wagoner County dispatch to report a problem with the plane, and it crashed just east of the Hefner-Easley Airport soon thereafter, a dispatcher said. The Sheriff’s Office then called the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to secure the accident scene, he said.

Wagoner County Emergency Management Director Heath Underwood said the pilot, who was the single-engine plane's only occupant, was flown to a Tulsa hospital.

FAA public affairs spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the pilot was practicing takeoff and landing procedures in an ultralight aircraft when it crashed. The pilot had “serious” injuries, he said.

Pilots are not required to register ultralight aircraft, Lunsford said. 


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