Sunday, September 18, 2016

Grumman G-164A, N75EP: Accident occurred September 18th, 2016 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA493
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Chestertown, MD
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164A, registration: N75EP

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

CHESTERTOWN, Md. —Just a day after performing an emergency landing, a pilot suffered no major injuries Sunday when his crop duster caught fire during a failed takeoff attempt at a farm in Kent County.

Officials said the pilot, identified as Martin Stoken, 30, had safely performed the emergency landing at the farm Saturday.

On Sunday, after a mechanic worked on the plane, Stoken, of Felton, lost power shortly after take off, hitting a car trailer and a piece of farm equipment before landing upright.

Stoken got out of the plane on his own.

Fire officials said Stoken may have some possible minor injuries but did not need to go to a hospital after the incident, which was reported around 2:30 p.m. No other injuries were reported on the ground in the rural area.

When Maryland State Police arrived to the 10000 block of Flatland Road in Chestertown, the troopers found the plane fully engulfed in flames. It was significantly damaged in the fire.

The fire was put out by local fire personnel.

The farm's owners did not witness the crash.

State police notified the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. FAA officials said they would be responding to the scene on Monday.


CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Police say a pilot suffered minor injuries when his crop dusting plane crash landed after a failed takeoff.

Maryland State Police said the pilot, 30-year-old Martin Stoken of Felton, Delaware, had performed an emergency landing Saturday at a farm field in Kent county near Chestertown.

After undergoing repairs, police say the pilot tried to take off Sunday at 2:30 p.m., but the plane lost power and hit a car trailer before landing upright.

Police say the pilot got out of the plane, which then caught fire.

The plane, a Grumman Ag Cat crop dusting plane, is owned by Delmarva Aerial Crop Service in Marydel.


CHESTERTOWN, Md. - A pilot in Chestertown, Md., walked away with no injuries Sunday after his crop plane went down in a fiery crash. 

The single-engine aircraft went down sometime before 2:39 p.m. in the 10,000 block of Flatland Road. 

Chestertown Volunteer Engine 6 arrived on scene and immediately used firefighting foam to suppress the flames. There was no fuel spill or other hazard, and no emergency personnel or crews were injured. 

Officials worked at the scene for a little over an hour and, as per protocol, the Federal Aviation Administration was notified and will be conducting an investigation. 


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