Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mooney M20J, N4289H: Incident occurred February 19, 2017 at Ellington Airport (7B9), Tolland County, Connecticut

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Bradley 

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Date: 19-FEB-17
Time: 15:53:00Z
Regis#: N4289H
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

Emergency crews responded to the Ellington Airport Sunday morning after a pilot reported a landing incident Sunday morning. 

According to Connecticut State police, they were called to the airport at 360 Somers Road around 11 a.m. the pilot of a Mooney single-engine plane reported he had an issue with his landing gear. The pilot told police he landed his plane on its belly on the runway. The plane slid about 183 yards along the paved runway then stopped.

No injuries were reported and the aircraft had only minor damage, police said. There was no fuel spilled or damage to the runway.

The plane was removed from the runway and the FAA was called in for further investigation.


Tolland Country Dispatch said they are responding to an aircraft incident at Ellington airport Sunday morning.

The Ellington Fire Department and Ambulance Service are on site for a reported hard landing of an aircraft. No injuries are currently being reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Bradley International Airport have both been notified of the incident.

The airport at 360 Somers Road is a privately owned publicly used airport and one of two airports in Connecticut certified as a parachute jump zone.


ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -  Emergency crews have responded to Ellington Airport for an incident involving an aircraft.

The Tolland County Dispatch Twitter reported that there was a “reported hard landing” at the airport. No injuries have been reported.

Dispatchers described the 'hard landing,' saying an aircraft's gear didn't fully cooperate during landing, however the plane did not crash.

It is unclear at this time why this happened, or what type of plane it was.


Emergency crews are responding to Ellington Airport after a reported hard landing, according to Tolland County Dispatch.

Dispatchers said just before 11:15 a.m. that the Ellington Fire Department was responding and no injuries have been reported.

Ellington Airport is a small airport located at 360 Somers Road in Ellington.


No comments:

Post a Comment