Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA087
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Hayden, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N1387D
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

The airplane was on the final approach leg of the traffic pattern to the turf runway. The private pilot recalled that the airplane was 800 ft above ground level (agl) and aligned with the runway, but he had no further recollection of the flight. A witness observed the airplane flying “low and slow” about 20 ft agl when the nose pitched upward, the airplane “stalled,” and the left wing struck the ground. The airport owner stated that the trees at the approach end of the runway were damaged, and broken branches were found scattered at the base of the trees immediately after the accident. The fuselage and wings sustained substantial damage consistent with collision with trees and terrain. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from trees during the approach.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N1387D


NTSB Identification: ERA17CA087
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Hayden, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N1387D
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

The airplane was on the final approach leg of the traffic pattern to the turf runway. The private pilot recalled that the airplane was at an altitude of 800 ft above ground level and aligned with the runway, but he had no further recollection of the flight. A witness observed the airplane flying "low and slow" about 20 feet above the ground when the nose pitched upward, the airplane "stalled," and the left wing struck the ground. The owner of the airport stated that the trees at the approach end of the runway were damaged, and broken branches were found scattered at the base of the trees immediately after the accident. The fuselage and wings sustained substantial damage consistent with collision with trees and terrain. The pilot stated there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane during the flight that would have precluded normal operation.



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.

Story and video:  http://www.wsfa.com




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.


Source:   http://www.al.com 





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.

Story and video:   http://wiat.com

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.

Story and video:   http://abc3340.com

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