Monday, August 29, 2016
Rocky Mountain Wings RIDGE RUNNER MDL II, N851DR: Incident occurred August 28, 2016 in St. Charles County, Missouri
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA St. Louis FSDO-62
AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL RIDGE RUNNER MDL II, FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR SAINT CHARLES, MISSOURI.
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SAINT CHARLES
ST. CHARLES COUNTY • The pilot of an ultralight, experimental airplane crashed in a St. Charles County soybean field Sunday after his engine cut off while he was attempting to land.
Upon landing, the airplane's landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to spin out of control. But the pilot walked away without injury, said Val Joyner, spokeswoman for the St. Charles County Police Department.
“Of course, he was shaken,” she said.
The crash occurred near Portage Road. Joyner said she didn't have the pilot's name or where he had begun his flight.
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