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Evolution Revo, Twilight Aviation LLC, N20EV; accident occurred June 29, 2016 near Park Township Airport (HLM), Holland, Michigan -Kathryn's Report


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Grand Rapids FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA245
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Holland, MI
Aircraft: EVOLUTION AIRCRAFT INC Revo, registration: N20EV
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 29, 2016, at 1900 eastern daylight time, an Evolution Aircraft Inc Revo, N20EV, impacted terrain during an initial climb at Park Township Airport (HLM), Holland, Michigan. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight instructor received serious injuries and a student pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was operated by the student pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that originated at 1800.

Holland, Mich.--

A Holland pilot whose small aircraft crashed Wednesday evening, June 29, at the Park Township Airport remains in critical condition at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

Richard Henley, 63, was still listed in critical condition Friday afternoon.

Henly was injured when his aircraft, an Evolution Revo, veered off the runway and overturned in the grass during a landing at the Park Township Airport on Ottawa Beach Road.

Henley was treated at the scene before being turned over to AeroMed.

The backseat passenger and the aircraft's owner, Leland Klink, 71, of Spring Lake, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified of the crash.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. --  A man was airlifted to the hospital after the small aircraft he was piloting toppled after landing.

Ottawa County deputies say the crash happened around 7:08 p.m. at Park Township Airport on Ottawa Beach Road. An ultralight aircraft was landing when it veered off the runway and rolled into the grass.

Richard Henley, 63, from Holland was piloting the craft and was seriously injured. He was airlifted to the Spectrum Butterworth by Aero Med.

His passenger - and the aircraft's owner - Leland Klink, 71, from Spring Lake suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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HOLLAND, MICH. - Ottawa County officials say two men were on board a small aircraft that crashed at Park Township Airport at 1269 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland. 

It happened just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, as the aircraft landed. Officials say it veered off the runway into the grass, where it overturned. 

The pilot of the plane, 63-year-old Richard Henley, of Holland, was flown from the scene by Aero Med to Spectrum Butterworth with serious injuries. His passenger and the owner of the plane, 71-year-old Leyland Klink, of Spring Lake, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

We're told the aircraft was a Evolution Revo. 

The FAA and NTSB are now investigating. 

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