Sunday, September 11, 2016

Piper PA-18, N3286Z: Accident occurred September 11, 2016 at Greenville Municipal Airport (6D6), Eureka Township, Montcalm County, Michigan

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

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA366
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Greenville, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18, registration: N3286Z
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 September 11, 2016, about 1558 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-18 airplane, N3286Z, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain southwest of the Greenville Municipal Airport (6D6), Greenville, Michigan. The private pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident; the destination was unknown.

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the airplane was departing from runway 28. The airplane entered a steep left turn shortly after takeoff. The airplane descended and impacted terrain on the south side of the airport about 100 yards southwest of the grass airstrip. The airplane impacted the ground in an inverted attitude and the fuselage and wings were crushed.

EUREKA TOWNSHIP — A plane crash at the Greenville Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the pilot and his passenger.

According to the Michigan State Police, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a Piper Super Cub PA 18 was taking off from the airport when it crashed on the south side of the north/south runway.

The plane was occupied by two males, ages 24 and 29, both from Illinois.

According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Depurty Director Dennis Magirl, both men required extrication from the airplane.

The pilot was transported with serious injuries by AreoMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, and the passenger was transported to the hospital via ambulance, also with serious injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been contacted and the crash is under investigation. There is no confirmation at this time on the subjects’ itinerary, nor is there any information on what caused the crash, which remains under investigation.

Names are not being released at this time.


EUREKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two men were seriously injured when a plane crashed at the Greenville Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon, Michigan State Police say.

The Piper Super Cub PA 18 plane, which seats two, crashed on the south side of the runway during takeoff around 3:50 p.m.

One of the men was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital and the other was taken there by ambulance.

The cause of the crash is not yet known. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

MSP said the men in the plane, ages 24 and 29, are from Illinois. It was not immediately known where they were headed.

The airport is located off Greenville Road/M-91 in Eureka Township, just south of the city of Greenville.

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MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — Two men were seriously injured when the small plane they were flying in crashed near the Greenville Municipal Airport on Sunday afternoon, FOX 17 confirmed with Michigan State Police.

According to MSP, the crash occurred shortly after take-off, but the cause remains unclear.

Two men on board the Piper Super Cub plane—which only seats two—were taken from the scene with serious injuries. One man was taken by ambulance to a Grand Rapids hospital.

The other man was airlifted from the scene.

MSP said it’s believed the two men are from Illinois. It’s unclear where the plane was headed at the time of the crash.


EUREKA TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Two people are hurt following a plane crash in Montcalm County.

The plane, a small Piper Super Cub aircraft, reportedly took off just before 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, from Greenville Municipal Airport and crashed not long thereafter, according to Michigan State Police. The cause of the crash is not clear.

Two people were the only ones onboard the aircraft. One of them broke both of their legs, dispatch reports indicate.

State police could not confirm the victims' injuries, but said both are receiving treatment at a Grand Rapids hospital.



gretnabear said...

just on Runway 10/28, and that is not north south.

gretnabear said...

2016 Contemporary Category (1956-1970) Awards Outstanding Piper PA-18 Super Cub JAKE THACKER CHENOA, IL 1959 PIPER PA 18 - N3286Z