Monday, April 10, 2017

American AA-1A Trainer, N5690L: Accident occurred April 09, 2017 near New Market Airport (8W2), Shenandoah County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Washington, DC

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.

Aircraft on landing, struck trees near the runway.  

Date: 09-APR-17
Time: 19:29:00Z
Regis#: N56901
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

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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