Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cessna 177 Cardinal, N29601: Accident occurred May 29, 2016 at Pine Bluff Regional Airport / Grider Field (KPBF), Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas

Kathryn's Report: 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA266
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Pine Bluff, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N29601

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Date:  29-MAY-16
Time:  14:40:00Z
Regis#:  N29601
Aircraft Make:  CESSNA
Aircraft Model:  177
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  Unknown
Damage:  Unknown
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11
State:  Arkansas


A small plane containing a mother and daughter from Georgia crashed Sunday while participating in the Black Pilots of America fly-in at Pine Bluff Regional Airport.

Airport manager Doug Hale said the plane was not carrying children but was involved in one of the weekend’s activities held every year as part of Operation Skyhook.

“They’re OK,” Hale said Monday. “They got out and walked away. They went to the hospital to get checked out and were released and in fact they flew out this morning.”

Names of the two were not immediately available.

The crash occurred at about 10 a.m. east of the runway, Hale said.

“How and why it occurred I am not going to speculate, and the FAA has been called in to investigate,” he said.

This was the 20th anniversary of the Black Pilots event in Pine Bluff, and Hale said this was the first crash that has occurred.

“That’s a pretty good safety record,” Hale said. “Our fire department responded in a timely manner and got out to where the crash was, and in fact, it’s sitting in a corn field.”

Despite the weather, Hale said the weekend was a “good one” for the annual event.

“Of course Friday was a total washout but Saturday they were able to get in most of their flying events,” he said. “On Sunday, when the rain storm hit, we were able to get 30 airplanes that were participating in the event into hangars in 30 minutes and I was really proud of the staff out here.

“We got some of them into general aviation hangars and the rest into other hangars that the owners gave us permission to use,” he said. “We’ve received many complements from the pilots today who said they were impressed with what we were able to do.”

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PINE BLUFF (KATV) — At least one person was injured in a small plane crash at the Pine Bluff Regional Airport Sunday morning.

The plane was part of a Memorial Day fly-in with the Black Pilots of America Organization.

Arkansas State Police officials say two people, a woman and child, were in the plane when the crash happened.

The child was taken to an area hospital. The condition of those involved have not been released.

The FAA has been called in to investigate.

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