Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cessna 172N Skyhawk II, N734SN: Accident occurred April 02, 2017 at Sky Acres Airport (44N), Dutchess County, New York

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
 
Albany Aviation NY LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N734SN 


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA219
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 02, 2017 in Millbrook, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N734SN
Injuries: 1 Minor, 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during approach, after fully extending the flaps, he felt the airplane was descending too quickly, so he added power. He added that "the aircraft was nearly down when [a] crosswind" drifted the airplane off the runway centerline. The pilot added more power, but the stall warning horn sounded and the nose dropped down. The airplane impacted a drainage pond to the left of the runway and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



UNION VALE - One person sustained minor injuries Sunday after a plane carrying four people left its runway and came to rest overturned in a small pond.

The incident occurred at the Sky Acres Airport, according to state police. Troopers began investigating the incident around 1:30 p.m.

A Cessna Skyhawk II had been attempting to land on Runway 17, police said, when it ran off the east shoulder and into the pond.

One of the passengers was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the investigation, police said.

Sky Acres Airport declined to comment on the incident.

Story and comments: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Emergency responders rushed to the Sky Acres Airport in Lagrangeville after a small plane flipped over on Sunday afternoon.

A Cessna 172 Skyhawk II was attempting to land on Runway 17 at around 1:30 p.m. when it ran off the east shoulder and came to rest overturned in a small pond, state police said.

The aircraft was carrying the pilot and three other passengers at the time of the crash, police said. One passenger was transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital with minor injuries, according to authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the investigation.

The airport closed around the time of the incident. 

Original article can be found here: http://eastdutchess.dailyvoice.com

New York State Police Investigate Minor Aircraft Accident

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Robert M. Nuzzo
Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE 

On Sunday, April 2nd, around 1:30PM The New York State Police investigated a minor airplane accident that occurred at the Sky Acres Airport, 30 Airway Dr in the Town of Union vale.  A single engine fixed wing Cessna Skyhawk II was attempting to land on runway 17 when it ran off the east shoulder and came to rest overturned in a small pond.  The aircraft was carrying the pilot and three other passengers at the time of the crash.  Only one passenger was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital for minor injuries.   The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the investigation.

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