Saturday, July 18, 2015

Piper PA-28-140, N6601W: Incident occurred July 18, 2015 in Parsonsfield, York County, Maine

PARSONSFIELD, Maine —An airplane made an emergency landing at the Province Lake Golf Club in Parsonsfield on Saturday morning.

Deputies from the York County Sheriff's office said that Gary Soucy, of Brewer, landed his 1965 Piper Cherokee 140 on the second hole of the Golf Course due to torrential rain and fog. Soucy decided to make the emergency landing. 

Soucy was headed from the Waterville Airport to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to participate in an annual convention for pilots. 

According to officials, Soucy was alone in the aircraft. Nobody was injured in the landing.

The plane was pushed to the side and the golf course has reopened. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.


Matthew A. Stokes:

PARSONSFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine sheriff's department says the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course after heavy rain and fog made flying dangerous.

The York County sheriff's office says 66-year-old pilot Gary Sousy, of Brewer, landed his single engine Piper Cherokee at 7:50 a.m. Saturday on the second hole of the Province Lake Golf Club in Parsonsfield.

Officials say Sousy had left the Waterville Airport on route to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but after encountering bad weather he decided to make the emergency landing.

Sousy was alone and there was no apparent damage to the aircraft.

The sheriff's department says the Federal Aviation Administration was notified and the aircraft will be inspected before it can be removed from the golf course.

The golf course remained open.


PARSONSFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A single-engine Piper PA28 plane made a precautionary landing at the Province Lake Golf Course Saturday morning.  
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot encountered bad weather and decided land at the course for precautionary reasons.

The plane came to rest on one of the golf course greens. There were no injuries.

According to the FAA website, the plane with the tail number N6601W is registered to Matthew Stokes of Saint Charles, Minnesota.   NEWS CENTER could not confirm he was the pilot that landed the plane.



  1. Say about 90 miles in the air, and all of a sudden a weather event, very GOOD decision. P.P.P.P.P.P.

  2. No record.

  3. Why didn't he get a weather briefing???

    I bet he was in the air less than 40 minutes.

    Another one dying to get to Oshkosh.... (rolls eyes)

  4. Didn't top off the tanks either @ @


  5. Sometimes you have to wonder about people.

    KWVL 181135Z AUTO 19003KT 6SM BKN005 OVC012 17/14 A2995 RMK AO1
    KAUG 181053Z AUTO 19005KT 10SM BKN007 BKN070 OVC080 17/16 A2999
    KLEW 181135Z 18007KT 10SM FEW036 OVC060 17/15 A2998 RMK AO1
    KIZG 181152Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM -RA BR OVC014 17/17 A2997 RMK AO2 RAB1059
    KPWM 181129Z 18004KT 10SM BKN005 BKN042 OVC060 18/17 A2999

    You cant always rely on an autopilot to push through this kind of stuff.