Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Spokane FSDO-13
AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION, WARDEN, WA.
MOSES LAKE, WA - A small private airplane crash landed in a waste pond near Washington Potato around 10 p.m. last night, no one was hurt.
The pilot, and only occupant of the plane, has been identified as Larry Stevenson, 80, of College Place according to The Warden Police Department.
He reportedly took off from Walla Walla to Tonasket but did not refuel prior to return. After running low on fuel, he tried to land at the Warden airstrip where he reportedly approached too fast.
Warden Police Department and Grant County Fire District 4 responded to the call after an employee from Washington Potato called 911.
The FAA has been notified and is investigating the incident.
Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcrightnow.com
A small private airplane crash-landed in a waste pond near Moses Lake on Tuesday night.
The pilot was the only one onboard and he was not hurt.
The Warden Police Department says 80-year-old pilot Larry Stevenson was flying from Walla Walla to Tonasket at about 10 p.m. Tuesday when he ran low on fuel.
Stevenson, who is from College Place, Washington, opted to land at the Warden airstrip but he came in too fast and crashed the plane near the Washington State Potato Commission office.
The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and is investigating the incident.
Original article can be found here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com