Sunday, July 3, 2016

Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N5788D; accident occurred July 02, 2016 at Houghton Lake State Airport (5Y2), Houghton Lake Heights, Roscommon County, Michigan -Kathryn's Report

http://registry.faa.gov/N5788D

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

Date: 02-JUL-16
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N5788D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
City: HOUGHTON LAKE HEIGHTS
State: Michigan

AIRCRAFT ON APPROACH, STRUCK THE FENCE AND LANDED WITH COLLAPSED GEAR, HOUGHTON LAKE HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN.



At 10:25 a.m. on July 2nd, a trooper from the Houghton Lake State Police Post was sent to Houghton Lake Airport to investigate an aircraft accident.

The investigation revealed that a single engine Piper operated by a 66-year-old man from Grayling, hit the fence at the south end of the airport.

The pilot stated he began his approach and was caught by a down draft.

After hitting the fence, the front wheel of the aircraft was bent backwards into the body of the aircraft, causing it to skid on the nose of the plane.

The aircraft came to rest approximately 100 yards north of the initial impact.

The aircraft remained upright during the skid and the pilot, along with two other male passengers sustained minor injuries.

A female passenger was uninjured.

All occupants were treated and released at the scene, however the FAA was contacted and the incident remains under investigation.


Original article can be found here:   http://wbkb11.com

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU)-- Three people were injured in a plane crash in Roscommon County.

The incident happened around 10:25 a.m. Saturday at the Houghton Lake Airport.

According to the Michigan State Police, investigation showed that a single engine Piper, operated by a 66-year-old man from Grayling, hit the fence at the south end of the airport.

The pilot said he began his approach and was caught by a downdraft, troopers say.

Troopers say after the plane hit the fence, the front wheel of the aircraft was bent backwards into the body of the aircraft, causing it to skid on the nose of the plane. The aircraft came to rest about 100 yards north of the initial impact. The aircraft remained upright during the skid.

The pilot, along with an adult male passenger and a juvenile male passenger sustained minor injuries. A juvenile female passenger was uninjured.

All occupants of the plane were treated and released at the scene.

The FAA was contacted and the incident remains under investigation. 

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

Three people were hurt when a plane crashed in Roscommon County Saturday morning.

State Police say the pilot was trying to land at the Houghton Lake airport when he says he got caught in a down draft.

Troopers say the single engine plane hit a fence as it landed and then skidded before coming to a stop about 100 yards from the spot of the initial impact

The pilot from Grayling, and two other passengers had minor injuries.

A fourth passenger was not hurt.

They were all treated and released at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.9and10news.com

2 comments:

gretnabear said...

four in a tri-pacer is a bit much weight.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your sentiment.