Monday, March 13, 2017

Incident occurred March 12, 2017 in Bend, Tehama County, California

Tehama County >> A bright yellow ultralight aircraft crash landed Sunday in the Bend area after a mechanical failure caused the aircraft to become unresponsive.

The pilot, Andrew Jessen, 74, of Anderson was not injured as a result of the crash.

Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 2:45 p.m. Sunday to a reported ultralight aircraft crash. The person who reported the incident said he saw the aircraft going down from his residence on Via Pasado in Red Bluff, according to a press release issued Monday by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller was in his personal vehicle attempting to locate the crash after speaking with dispatchers. Deputies arrived on scene at 2:57 p.m., when they met with Jessen and the caller.

Jessen said attempted to land the aircraft and was successful, but described the landing as “hard,” according to the release.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and spoke with deputies who were on scene. FAA personnel advised that there would be no investigation due to the fact that the aircraft is not registered and there were no injuries.

The amount of damage to the aircraft was not released as of noon Monday.

Original article can be found here:

An Anderson man was not injured after the ultralight plane he was piloting suffered a mechanical failure and had to make a hard landing Sunday afternoon northeast of Red Bluff, authorities said.

The plane landed around 2:45 p.m. around Via Pasado Road in the Bend area.

Andrew Jessen, 74, said the mechanical issues the plane suffered caused the aircraft to become unresponsive, the Tehama County Sheriff’s said.

A resident in the area phoned emergency dispatchers around 2:45 p.m. to say he saw a bright yellow ultralight aircraft going down from his residence on Via Pasado.

Federal Aviation Administration authorities said there will be no investigation.

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