Sunday, April 10, 2016

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N95118: Accident occurred April 10, 2016 near Bayport Aerodrome (23N), Long Island, Suffolk County, New York

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Farmingdale FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: ERA16LA152
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Bayport, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-140, registration: N95118
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 10, 2016, at 1907 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140, N95118, sustained substantial damage shortly after takeoff from Bayport Aerodrome (23N), Bayport, New York. The private pilot and the passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight was originating as the time of the accident and destined for Orange County Airport (MGJ), Montgomery, New York.

According to eyewitnesses, the airplane's engine lost power on takeoff. They then watched as it made a sweeping right turn, "stalled," and struck trees and power lines. The airplane came to rest in the middle of an intersection in a residential area. A post-impact fire ensued, and neighbors and responding rescue personnel assisted the pilot and passenger's egress from the burning airplane. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the firewall, fuselage and tail section.

The airplane and engine were recovered and retained for further examination.

BAYPORT, N.Y. — Two people were injured when a small plane crashed in the middle of a Suffolk County residential street Sunday evening.

Suffolk County Police say around 7 p.m., a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee crashed in the middle of Third Avenue and Second Street in Bayport. The crash happened not far from the Bayport Aerodrome.

Bayport Fire Chief Robert Fleming said two men were in the plane at the time of the crash.

A video posted to Twitter shows a crowd forming around the plane that went up in flames.

Both men were conscious when EMS arrived on the scene.

One of the men was airlifted and the other taken by ground transportation to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A resident in the area, who is also a pilot, said the pilot did the best he could to avoid hitting any homes.

The FAA is assisting in the investigation.

The NTSB will determine the cause of the crash.

Story and video:

BAYPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A small plane that was heading back to Bayport Aerodrome crashed on a street in Bayport.

Two people were taken to the hospital.

There is no word on their injuries.

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee was going south when it lost power and was heading back to the landing strip and then the plane clipped a PSE&G light pole, and then crashed in the middle of the road.

Original article can be found here:

FOX 5 NY (WNYW-TV) - A small plane crashed onto a Long Island street Sunday night.

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee slammed into 3rd Avenue in Bayport.

These planes are capable of carrying up to 4 people. 

A video posted to Twitter features an eye witness account of the fiery crash. 

Authorities have not yet determined why the plane crashed or how many were on board.

Original article can be found here:

Pilot Scott Clifford, 34, was trying to head back to the aerodrome possibly due to engine failure. Clifford has two broken legs and a head injury and is now in the hospital in serious condition. Passenger Mike Rolm, 65, suffered non life-threatening head injuries.

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