Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cessna 170A, N1387D: Accident occurred January 12, 2017 in Hayden, Blount County, Alabama

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Birmingham

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA087
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Hayden, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N1387D

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.


Date: 12-JAN-17
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N1387D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C170
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

BLOUNT COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -  Officials with Blount County 911 say they are responding to a crash involving a small plane.

The scene at Campbell's Field, a small grass landing strip that serves small planes. Authorities say the plane was just short of the landing strip at Campbell's Field when the crash happened around 2:50 p.m.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was injured and has been transported to the hospital. Authorities have not released the pilot's condition.

Eyewitness Rodney McNallay lives one house away from the field and says planes fly over all the time. He says he was sitting on his porch, watching the plane when he realized something was wrong.

"When he was coming in he was way too low and he wasn't going very fast, enough to clear the trees and he tried to speed up at the last second but it didn't climb enough to get over the trees and he clipped the trees and I saw the plane was all sideways as he went over the trees and then I heard the plane hit the ground," McNallay said.

First responders and witnesses tell us that the pilot is from the area and parks his plane at Campbell's Field.

The Mount High Volunteer Fire Department cleaned up some fuel that had leaked.

Reporter Hannah Ward is on the scene gathering more details now so check back for updates.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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Authorities are on the scene of a small plane crash in Blount County.

Blount County 911 said they received a call about the crash at 2:53 p.m. At least three fire departments are responding to the scene, as well as an air evac helicopter, said Blount County 911 Director Caleb Branch.

The crash happened at Campbell's Field on Arkadelphia Road in Hayden. Branch said Campbell's Field is a grass airstrip, and the downed aircraft is a Cessna 170A.

The pilot, in his 80s, was alone in the plane, which was leaking fuel. 

The pilot was taken out of the plane and taken to UAB Hospital.

FAA investigators are expected to be on the scene by 5 p.m.


Hayden, Ala. (WIAT) — Blount County emergency services received a call around 2:53 p.m. that notified them of a single-engine plane crash, according to Blount County 911 Director Caleb Branch.

The crash happened at Campbell’s Field on Arkadelphia Road in Hayden. Emergency services were notified of one injury, the pilot, in the crash, and no others were on the plane, a Cessna 170A.

Three area fire departments responded to the scene, along with an air evac helicopter, which is airlifting the pilot to the hospital.

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. — The Blount County Sheriff's Office confirms the pilot of the small plane that crashed was injured, but is in fair condition at UAB hospital.

The Blount County EMA has confirmed a small plane has crashed in Blount County at Campbell Field.

Law enforcement confirms the Cessna 170A that crashed near Campbell Field and the pilot has been extricated from the plane. Tim Kent with the Blount County Sheriff's Office says the pilot is being transported to UAB hospital at this time.

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