Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Harmon Rocket, N275JS: Accident occurred January 17, 2017 near Corona Municipal Airport (KAJO), Riverside County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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


FAA Flight Standards District Office: RIVERSIDE

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Corona, CA
Aircraft: JOHNSON Harmon Rocket, registration: N275JS
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 January 17, 2017, about 1055 Pacific standard time, an experimental Johnson Harmon Rocket, N275JS, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from Corona Municipal Airport, Corona, California. The private pilot, who was the owner and builder, was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The private pilot and certified flight instructor (CFI) were fatally injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The local personal flight originated from Corona about 1040. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan had not been filed.

Witnesses reported observing the airplane initially taking off from runway 25. The airplane then landed on runway 07 and immediately departed. After reaching about 100 to 200 ft, the engine experienced a loss of power. The airplane made a steep turn back toward the airport and collided with terrain. The airplane came to rest on the airport property about 2,000 ft southwest of the end of the runway surface.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

A single-engine aircraft taking off from Corona Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Jan. 17, made an emergency landing and crashed, leaving its two occupants with moderate to severe injuries, fire officials say.

The crash was reported to the Corona Fire Department at 10:55 a.m., said spokesman John Deyoe. Firefighters arrived and extricated two people. They were taken to two different trauma centers.

Deyoe did not know whether the injuries were life-threatening.

Marilyn Larson of Norco was driving on West Rincon Street past the airport when she saw the crash.

“The plane went up and did a curve like it was returning to the airport but it did just a big belly flop and it stopped.”

She said she couldn’t hear whether there was engine trouble because her car radio was on.

“It looked like it lost power because it went really high and then went down fast," she said. " There was no fire. It landed flat.”

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email that the circumstances of the crash weren't yet clear. He said the airplane is a Harmon Rocket, an experimental airplane built from a kit.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Source:   http://www.pe.com

CORONA, Calif. - A single-engine plane crashed Tuesday in a field near Corona Municipal Airport, injuring the pilot and passenger, fire officials said.

Shortly after taking off around 11 a.m., the two-seater plane experienced engine problems and the pilot was unable to make it back to the airport, said John DeYoe with the Corona Fire Department. 

Firefighters used cutting tools to extricate both occupants of the plane, according to DeYoe, who said they were transported to a local trauma center -- one with severe injuries and the other with moderate injuries.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the plane was a Harmon Rocket, a two-seat monoplane.

The FAA along with the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Source:  http://www.kesq.com

A small plane crashed Tuesday near Corona Municipal Airport, officials said.

Two people were aboard the Harmon Rocket airplane when it crashed “under unknown circumstances,” according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the two people was not immediately known.

The crash occurred about 11 a.m. in an open field near the airport on Aviation Drive.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Source:   http://www.latimes.com

A small plane with two people on board crashed in a field near Corona Municipal Airport Tuesday.

Emergency vehicles could be seen responding in the 11 a.m. hour, when the wreckage of the red-and-white plane remained in the field.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said a Harmon Rocket airplane crashed under unknown circumstances. Two people were on board, the FAA official said.

The two patients were taken to a local trauma center, the Corona Fire Department stated on Twitter. The patients’ injuries were described as “moderate to severe.”

The Fire Department called the incident a “plane emergency landing.”

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Source:  http://ktla.com

CORONA, Calif. (KABC) --  Two people in a small plane suffered moderate to severe injuries after making an emergency landing at the Corona Municipal Airport, authorities said Tuesday.

According to Corona Fire Department officials, a two-passenger Harmon Rocket had to make an emergency landing around 11 a.m. and crashed.

The two occupants were taken to a local trauma center.

The reason for the emergency landing was unclear.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the crash, authorities said.

Source:   http://abc7.com

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