Thursday, March 10, 2016

Piper Aerostar 601P, N601HB, Hotel Bravo LLC: Incident occurred March 09, 2016 at Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell, New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, NJ — At approximately 5:31 p.m. on March 9, a 1979 Piper Aerostar had just taken off from the Essex County Airport. 

Upon reaching approximately 2000 feet, the pilot experienced engine problems in one of the plane’s two engines resulting in one of the engines becoming disabled.

While the plane was still in the air, police and fire units were dispatched to the airport but the plane safely landed prior to their arrival.

The Fairfield Fire Department did put water on the disabled engine, as it was hot and smoking. 

No one was injured during the incident.

The plane was being piloted by Herme Bloom of Wilmington,  Delaware.

There was one other passenger on board.

“It is my understanding that the pilot had nearly 40 years’ experience which most certainly helped to resolve this malfunction safely.  Mr. Bloom did a phenomenal job,” said Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna.

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