Monday, May 30, 2016

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, Tri-W Inc., N41553: Accident occurred May 30, 2016 at Laurel Municipal Airport (6S8), Yellowstone County, Montana

Kathryn's Report:


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA265
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 2016 in Laurel, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18-150, registration: N41553

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:  30-MAY-16
Time:  17:15:00Z
Regis#:  N41553
Aircraft Make:  PIPER
Aircraft Model:  PA18
Event Type:  Accident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Substantial 
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Helena FSDO-05
State:  Montana


BILLINGS - Nobody was injured when a small airplane crashed at the Laurel Airport on Monday.

Sgt. Kevin Cunningham, with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, said Laurel and county emergency crews were called out to the airport just before 11:30 a.m. on a reported plane crash.

The pilot, who wasn't hurt and was the only person in the Piper Supercub PA 18, reported that he'd flown out to Columbus and was returning when a strong gust of wind hit the plane as it attempted to land at Laurel, causing it crash off the far west end of the runway, Cunningham said.

While the pilot was uninjured, Cunningham described the aircraft as "extensively damaged."

Police, fire and emergency crews from Laurel assisted and the plane could be seen upright on the runway about two hours later.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

LAUREL -  Federal agencies are investigating a plane crash that occurred Monday morning at Laurel Municipal Airport.

Sgt. Kevin Cunningham said the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office received a report about the plane crash at 11:26 a.m. Monday. 

Cunningham said the pilot was the only person inside the Piper Super Cub. 

Cunningham said the pilot is uninjured. 

The plane appears to be a complete loss.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.


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