NTSB Identification: GAA17CA241
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 09, 2017 in New Market, VA
Aircraft: AMERICAN AA 1, registration: N5690L
NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NEW MARKET
NEW MARKET, Va. (WHSV) — A Harrisonburg man was sent to the hospital after the small plane he was in crashed near New Market Airport Sunday, Apr. 9, according to Virginia State Police.
The American AA-1A Trainer aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when it drifted west of the runway and struck some trees, a release said.
The pilot, 87-year-old Robert Sholtes, was taken to Sentara RMH, then transferred to UVA hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
The Virginia State Police and FAA are investigating the accident to determine the exact cause.
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