Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV9
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Nashville FSDO-19
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING AT A GRASS AIRSTRIP, FLIPPED OVER, MOSHEIM, TENNESSEE.
A single-engine airplane overturned while taxiing down a grassy runway in western Greene County shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The pilot suffered bruises but no serious injuries.
The pilot was Charles Windham, of 630 Wisecarver Road, where the plane wreck took place, according to Greene County Sheriff Pat Hankins.
Authorities responded to the grassy private airstrip, near the former Gilbreath Community Center.
The plane, a Vans RV9 homebuilt aircraft, was on its top when emergency crews arrived. Hankins said the plane is valued at $70,000.
Because the plane wrecked while taxiing — not in the air — the Federal Aviation Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will not investigate, officials said.
Responding agencies included the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department, Greeneville Emergency & Rescue Squad, Greene County-Greeneville EMS and the Greene County Emergency Management Agency.
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