Sunday, June 19, 2016

Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six N44255: Accident occurred June 19, 2016 at Block Island State Airport (KBID), New Shoreham, Washington County, Rhode Island

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

http://registry.faa.gov/N44255

Date: 19-JUN-16

Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N44255
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA FSDO: FAA Boston FSDO-61
City: BLOCK ISLAND
State: Rhode Island

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, THROUGH A FENCE, INTO BUSHES, AND CAUGHT FIRE, NEAR BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND.



A plane carrying up to six members of a family crashed a little after 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, but injuries at this point appear to be minimal and non-life-threatening according to people on the scene.

A member of the medical team called the occupants of the plane "very lucky" as they were being treated near the site of the crash.

Numerous fire, rescue and police appeared moments after the crash. Rescue vehicles lined Center Road. At about 3:15 p.m., firefighters were trying to extinguish the burning plane.

It is not known if the plane was attempting to land or take off at the time of the accident or what the cause of the accident was. The fence at the end of the airport's runway was damaged, looking as though the plane had crashed through it.

UPDATED: At about 4 p.m., the occupants of the plane were surveying the wreckage and thanking the emergency personnel staff that had shown up on scene to respond to the accident. Some of the occupants that had lost their shoes in the crash were given shoes being worn by the health care staff of the Block Island Medical Center. A little after 4 p.m., the occupants of the plane were walking to the airport on their own and were then headed to a ferry that would take them home. No one was transported to the Medical Center. A little after 4 p.m., the scene of the accident was largely cleared.

According to one person on scene, the plane was attempting to land when another plane was in or near the flight path. The plane then changed course and apparently the wings clipped the fence that borders the Block Island Airport. It crashed into the brush on the other side of Center Road.

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



NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WPRI) – A small plane has crashed on Block Island.

New Shoreham Police Chief Vincent Carlone told Eyewitness News that it happened at about 3 p.m. Sunday when the plane was attempting to land.


It overran the end of the runway, went through a fence, across a street, and down an embankment into thick brush. 


The crash sparked a small brush fire, which was quickly extinguished.


Carlone said there were six people aboard the plane, none of whom were seriously hurt.


About an hour after the crash, Carlone said he did not yet know where the plane was coming from or the identities of those aboard.


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






BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. —A small plane with six passengers on board crashed into a field off Center Road in Block Island.


According to WLNE, the plane burst into flames when it crashed, causing the fire to spread in the field.


A witness told WLNE the plane appeared to have clipped a fence as it was flying too low during takeoff from Block Island State Airport.


There are no details at this time on the extent of the passengers’ injuries.


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






A small plane with six passengers on board crashed on to a field in Block Island.


The plane burst into flames when it crashed, causing the fire to spread on the field.


A witness said the plane appeared to have clipped a fence as it was flying too low during takeoff.


There are no details at this time on the extent of the passengers’ injuries.


Original article can be found here:   http://www.abc6.com 




NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. — Police on Block Island say no one was injured when a small plane overshot the island runway Sunday afternoon and went through a fence on the other side of a road.


“It seems like on landing it overshot the runway, went through the fence across the street and into the bushes,” said police chief Vincent Carlone.


The crash happened about 3 p.m. The passengers appeared to be a family. “Thank God they were all okay,” Carlone said.


The crash caused a small brush fire in the dry vegetation, Carlone said.


The chief said the circumstances of the crash were not that usual for the island airport, which experiences some strong trade winds at times.


Since becoming chief in 2003, “there have been eight plane crashes out there,” he said.


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

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