Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Beech 58 Baron, N51FD: Incident occurred March 18, 2015 at East Hampton Airport (KHTO), New York

Regis#: N51FD
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)


A Beech 58 Baron aircraft, made a hard landing at East Hampton Airport at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Jemille Charlton, the airport manager.

There were no injuries reported but the plane was damaged. Mr. Charlton said he doesn't know to what extent the plane was damaged. 

East Hampton Town Police said the pilot is David Bulgin of Sag Harbor.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft's left main gear collapsed after it landed on Runway 10-28. 

The FAA will investigate the scene Thursday morning, as is standard procedure for hard landings. Mr. Charlton said that if there had been injuries, the FAA would have come out immediately and would have cordoned off the area.

Mr. Charlton said the runway seemed to be in fine condition, but the FAA has to do its investigation and give East Hampton Airport permission to open up once again.

The plane was towed to a hangar on Wednesday night by Keith Grimes Inc. of East Hampton.

The FAA could not comment further on Wednesday.

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