Thursday, February 9, 2017

Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub, N1268A: Accident occurred February 08, 2017 in Sterling, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N1268A

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Anchorage 


AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES NEAR MORGANS LANDING, STERLING, ALASKA


Date: 08-FEB-17

Time: 23:56:00Z
Regis#: N1268A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: STERLING
State: ALASKA 



Alaska State Troopers, via the trooper dispatch, reported on a crash of a Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub along the Kenai River on Wednesday that occurred just before 3 pm.

According to the report, troopers, along with Central Emergency Services and members of the Alaska State Parks responded to the crash scene at 2:56 pm on Wednesday to find that 27-year-old Charley Tegerdine of Sterling suffering injuries as a result of the crash.

Tegerdine was transported to the Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of the injuries sustained. Although Tegerdine suffered serious injuries, those injured are not believed to be life-threatening.

Tegerdine had “reported experiencing mechanical issues with the flight controls immediately prior to the crash,” troopers said.

Tegerdine is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Central Peninsula Hospital and an avid pilot.

Source:  http://alaska-native-news.com

Alaska State Troopers say a Sterling pilot was injured but survived a plane crash on the Kenai River Wednesday.

Troopers, Central Emergency Services and Alaska State Parks personnel responded to the crash scene near Sterling just before 3 p.m., according to an online trooper dispatch.

A Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub crashed into a riverbank of the Kenai, injuring 27-year-old pilot Charley Tegerdine, troopers wrote. Tegerdine was taken to and treated at Central Peninsula Hospital.

“Tegerdine reported experiencing mechanical issues with the flight controls immediately prior to the crash,” the dispatch stated.

Troopers said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service and National Transportation Security Board (NTSB) were notified of the crash and have assumed jurisdiction over the investigation.

NTSB spokesman Clint Johnson said the pilot suffered serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Story and comments:  http://www.ktva.com

Alaska State Troopers say a 27-year-old pilot from Sterling was injured in a small-plane crash on the bank of the Kenai River on Wednesday.

Troopers and officials with Central Emergency Services and Alaska State Parks responded to reports of the crash in Sterling shortly before 3 p.m., according to an online dispatch.

"Investigation revealed a Piper PA-18 aircraft, piloted by 27-year-old Charley Tegerdine of Sterling, crashed into the riverbank of the Kenai River," the dispatch says.

The crash injured Tegerdine, who was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna for treatment, troopers said. Troopers did not report the severity of Tegerdine's injures, and the pilot was not listed at the Kenai Peninsula hospital.

The pilot told authorities there were mechanical issues with the flight controls immediately before the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Service and National Transportation Security Board are investigating the crash.

Source:  https://www.adn.com

Location: Soldotna
Type: Aircraft Crash

Dispatch Text:

On 02/08/2017 at approximately 1456 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Central Emergency Services, and Alaska State Parks responded to the report of an aircraft crash in Sterling. Investigation revealed a Piper PA-18 aircraft, piloted by 27-year-old Charley Tegerdine of Sterling, crashed into the riverbank of the Kenai River. Tegerdine sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment. Tegerdine reported experiencing mechanical issues with the flight controls immediately prior to the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Service and National Transportation Security Board were notified and assumed jurisdiction over the investigation.

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