Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon, N55067: Incident occurred April 09, 2017 at Stafford Municipal Airport (3TA), Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 

Aircraft on takeoff, flipped over. 

Date: 09-APR-17
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N55067
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 8KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)

STAFFORD COUNTY – A Kansas man was involved in a small plane mishap just before 1:30p.m. on Sunday in Stafford County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon piloted by Milton D. Pinkston, 86, St. John, aligned the takeoff path incorrectly.

The aircraft went too far to the east, traveled off the runway and entered a muddy wheat field. The landing gear dug in and the aircraft flipped.

Pinkston was not injured. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Time to give up flying, Milton! At 86, you're no spring chicken any more. I say this as a seventy-four (74) year old former airline pilot.