Thursday, October 20, 2016

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N5541F: Accident occurred October 19, 2016 at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (KFAT), Fresno, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N5541F

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fresno FSDO-17

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AND WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA.  

Date: 19-OCT-16
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N5541F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FRESNO
State: California





FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Investigators are on the scene of small plane crash at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

FAA spokesperson said a Piper PA-28 aircraft crashed on the runway shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Authorities said the pilot was the only person on board and his condition remains unknown at this time but he was taken to the hospital.

An FAA spokesperson said that they believe the plane crashed while attempting to land.

The FAA and NTSB will take over the investigation as they try to uncover the reason behind the crash.

Story and video:   http://abc30.com

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