Saturday, June 11, 2016

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N9297J: Accident occurred June 10, 2016 near Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (KJGG), James City County, Virginia

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Final Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

National Transportation Safety Board  - Docket And Docket Items: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

National Transportation Safety Board  - Aviation Accident Data Summary: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N9297J

NTSB Identification: ERA16CA211
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9297J
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

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

The pilot reported that during the approach to land the airplane was left of the extended runway centerline on short final approach, and he decided to go-around. When he added engine power, the airplane veered to the left, pitched up, and stalled. The airplane impacted the ground and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, and the empennage. The pilot added that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a go-around which led to the airplane exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and experiencing aerodynamic stall.



JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va (WAVY)-  James City County Fire Chief Ryan Ashe tells WAVY.com that fire units were dispatched to a small plane crash near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport area Saturday morning around 9:40 a.m.

The crash occurred approximately 100 yards south of the Williamsburg- Jamestown Airport landing strip in a densely wooded area. The plane had been occupied by two people, the pilot and one passenger. The passenger was able to exit the plane and call 911.

Fire personnel arrived on scene at 9:46 a.m. to find a bystander directing them to the site of the plane crash, a single engine plane. The plane was upside down and leaking fuel with the pilot trapped inside. James City County Fire personnel extricated the pilot from the wreckage and initiated medical treatment. The pilot was flown via medical helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital and the passenger was transported by ambulance to Riverside Regional Hospital.

The Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the crash investigation. A representative from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the crash site to assist with the fuel leak. The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport runway remains closed.

Original article can be found here:  http://wavy.com



Two people were injured when a private plane crashed while trying to land at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport on Saturday morning, officials say.

The pair were flying a Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee into Williamsburg from Ocean City, Md. when the plane crashed about 100 yards away from the airport's landing strip, said Nikolas B. Kubli, an aviation safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The passenger of the airplane escaped the plane, which was upside down and leaking fuel, and called 911 around 9:40 a.m. The pilot, a man, was trapped inside the plane when James City County fire officials arrived on the scene at 9:46 a.m., the release states.

Both people were injured. The pilot was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital in a helicopter, while the passenger was driven there in an ambulance, according to the release. The pilot is licensed to fly private, single-engine planes. He is expected to survive his injuries, Kubli said. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the crash to help with the fuel leak. The agency was not available for comment at the time of publication. The airport is open for business. 2:40 p.m. update:

Two people were injured when an airplane crashed Saturday morning near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, officials say.

The crash occurred in a wooded area about 100 yards south of the airport's landing strip around 9:40 a.m., according to a James City County news release.

The passenger of the airplane escaped the plane, which was upside down and leaking fuel, and called 911. The pilot was trapped inside the plane when James City County fire officials arrived on the scene at 9:46 a.m., the release states.

Both people were injured. The pilot was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital in a helicopter, while the passenger was driven there in an ambulance, according to the release.

The Virginia State Police and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the scene to help clean the fuel leak.

The Virginia State Police were not available to comment at the time of publication.

After being closed due to the crash, the airport re-opened Saturday afternoon. 

Original article can be found here:   http://www.vagazette.com




WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Two people have been injured after a small plane crash near Williamsburg.

The James City County Fire Department said units were sent Saturday morning to the crash site about 100 yards south of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.

The single-engine plane was upside down, leaking fuel. While the passenger was able to get out of the plane and call 911, the pilot was trapped. Fire personnel extricated the pilot from the wreckage and initiated medical treatment.

The pilot was flown by helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital, where the passenger was taken by ambulance.

The Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the crash investigation.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nbc12.com

JAMES CITY COUNTY  --   Two people are injured in a plane crash Saturday morning near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport landing strip in a densely wooded area, according to the James City County Fire Department. 

The fire department arrived at the site of the crash 100 yards south of the airport to find a single-engine plane upside down and leaking fuel with one person trapped inside, according to a press release.

The plane was occupied by the pilot and a passenger, who were both injured. The passenger was able to get out of the plane and call 911, but the pilot was trapped, according to the release.

Emergency responders were able to get the pilot out of the wreckage and give medical attention. The pilot was flown on a medical helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital and the passenger was transported by ambulance. 

Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting a crash investigation and a representative from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is assisting with the fuel leak. The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport runway is closed. 

The names of the pilot and the passenger have not been released. 

Original article can be found here:   http://pilotonline.com

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- Two people ​were injured in a small plane crash in the area of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, Saturday morning.

Officials in James City County say the crash took place at 9:40 a.m., about 100 yards south of the airport landing strip, near a densely wooded area.

Fire crews arrived at 9:46 a.m. to find a bystander who directed them to the site of the crash where they found a single-engine plane upside down, leaking fuel; with one person trapped inside.

The plane had two people inside, the pilot and one passenger. Both suffered injuries. The passenger was able to exit the plane and call 911, but the pilot remained trapped inside.

Fire personnel got the pilot out of the plane and started medical treatment. The pilot was taken by helicopter to Riverside Regional Medical Center.

The passenger was taken by ambulance.

Virginia State Police, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, are investigating the crash.

A representative from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the crash site to assist with the fuel leak.

Officials say the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport runway remains closed.

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