Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wag-Aero/Sport Trainer, N24188: Incident occurred March 09, 2017 in Edneyville, Henderson County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration /  Flight Standards District Office:  Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft went into trees and powerlines.  Private strip.

Date: 09-MAR-17
Time: 21:26:00Z
Regis#: N24188
Aircraft Make: WAG AERO
Aircraft Model: AEROSPORT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

EDNEYVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A plane caught fire after crashing upon landing in Henderson County.

It happened off of Lanning Road in Edneyville. The Edneyville fire chief said it started when the pilot tried to land but clipped a tree and power lines.

The fire chief said the 84-year-old pilot was not injured, but the aircraft was destroyed. The fire has been extinguished.

The fire chief said the pilot has many small airplanes and has been flying for years at his small airport.

News 13 crews report power lines are still energized and can heard buzzing

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