Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mini Max 1030R; accident occurred June 08, 2016 in Enochsburg, Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana -Kathryn's Report

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Date: 08-JUN-16
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: UNKNOWN
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Damage: Destroyed
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ENOCHSBURG
State: Indiana

MINI MAX 1030R ULTRALIGHT, REGISTRATION UNKNOWN, CRASHED INTO THE WOODS NEAR THE RUNWAY, NEAR ENOCHSBURG, INDIANA.




A pilot from Osgood was injured when his airplane crashed near the Batesville Airport Wednesday just before noon.

Indiana State Police say an ultralight homemade single person aircraft being piloted by Terry C. Fruchtnicht, 50, took off from the airport and soon experienced a mechanical problem.  The aircraft then went down in a heavily wooded area at Three Mile Road and Enochsburg Road, not far from the airport.

Fruchtnicht was trapped in the aircraft for approximately thirty minutes while emergency crews got to him and were able to remove him.  Fruchtnicht was conscious and alert at the scene.  He suffered serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration sent investigators to the scene to conduct their investigation into the cause of the crash.  Investigators spent approximately five hours at the scene today.  The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police and the FAA were assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Batesville Police Department, Batesville Fire Department, and Batesville EMS.

Update published Wednesday, June 8 at 4:38 p.m.: 

According to Indiana State Police public information officer Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, a small single occupant plane crashed into a heavily wooded area near Three Mile and Enochsburg roads.

Firefighters and EMS personnel worked for approximately 30 minutes to free the pilot from the wreckage.

The pilot was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment. The pilot’s name and condition have not been released at this time.

A cause of the crash is unknown.

Original story published Wednesday, June 8 at 12:57 p.m.: 

(Batesville, Ind.) – An airplane crash is being reported near Batesville.

The crash happened near Three Mile Road and Enochsburg Road at around noon Wednesday, according to Indiana State Police public information officer Sgt. Stephen Wheeles. That is in the area of Batesville Airport.

The pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft when it went down. That person was extricated from the wreckage and is being transported to an area hospital for treatment.


Eagle Country 99.3 will share more information as it becomes available.


FRANKLIN COUNTY — This morning at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Indiana State Police along with the Batesville Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to an ultralight plane crash in a wooded area near the Batesville Airport located near Three Mile Road and Enochsburg Road.

The initial investigation by Master Trooper Matt Haviland determined that an ultralight homemade single person aircraft being piloted by Terry C. Fruchtnicht, age 50, Osgood, Indiana took off from the airport and soon experienced a mechanical problem. The aircraft then went down in a heavily wooded area not far from the airport.

Fruchtnicht was the lone occupant of the aircraft. He was trapped in the aircraft for approximately thirty minutes while emergency crews got to him and were able to remove him from the aircraft. Fruchtnicht was conscious and alert at the scene. He suffered serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

As is typical in these types of investigations, the Federal Aviation Administration was contacted. The FAA sent investigators to the scene to conduct their investigation into the cause of the crash. Investigators spent approximately five hours at the scene today. The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police and the FAA were assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Batesville Police Department, Batesville Fire Department, and Batesville EMS.


Source: http://www.greensburgdailynews.com



One person was injured Wednesday when a small, single-seat aircraft crashed near the Batesville, Indiana, airport, according to Indiana State Police and emergency dispatchers.

Police responded to an area near Batesville Aviation Service Airport about 12:20 p.m. Police closed Three Mile Road and Enochsburg Road for the crash.

The crash occurred before noon, police said.

There, the aircraft's pilot was removed and taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to a tweet from ISP spokesman Stephen Wheeles. The pilot was awake and alert as he was removed from the plane.

It took emergency personal about 30 minutes to free the pilot from the wreckage, Wheeles said via tweet.

Wheeles said the pilot, who wasn't immediately identified, was the only person on the plane. Wheeles also described the plane as an "ultra-light" model, or homemade.

Indiana State Trooper Matt Haviland said the man was alert and conscious when he was removed from the aircraft. Haviland said the aircraft appeared to be made of wood and fabric. Firefighters were able to remove the man by tearing the plane apart with their hands.

The cause of the crash is unclear.


Story and video:   http://www.cincinnati.com






BATESVILLE, IN (FOX19) -   

The pilot of a single occupant plane sustained multiple fractures in his legs after crashing into a wooded area in Batesville Wednesday, according to Indiana State Police.

Franklin County troopers responded to the crash near Batesville Aviation Service Airport on Enochsburg Road and Three Mile Road at around 11:45 a.m. The crash was less than half a mile from the air strip. 

Indiana State Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said firefighters and EMS personnel worked for approximately 30 minutes to get the pilot out of the plane.

He was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment. In addition to the multiple fractures, he only sustained minor injuries above the waist, officials said. 

The pilot's name has not been released.

No word on how the crash happened.

Story and photo gallery: http://www.fox19.com


BATESVILLE, Ind. — Franklin County troopers and emergency crews responded to a small plane crash Wednesday near Batesville Aviation Service Airport.

The crash occurred near Three Mile Road and Enochsburg Road around 11:45 a.m.

An initial investigation determined that the plane was a homemade ultralight single person aircraft.

The pilot, Terry C. Fruchtnicht, 50, took off from the airport and soon experienced a mechanical problem.  The aircraft then went down in a heavily wooded area not far from the airport.

Fruchtnicht was the lone occupant of the aircraft. He was extricated after crews worked for 30 minutes to free him from the plane.

Fruchtnicht was conscious and alert at the scene.  He suffered serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Source:  http://fox59.com

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