Friday, April 14, 2017

Piper J5A, N38239: Incident occurred April 14, 2017 in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Aircraft force landed on a road. 

Date: 14-APR-17
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N38239
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J5A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

Some tense moments Friday in one part of Luzerne County when a small plane force landed in Hazle Township.

The pilot was having some sort of problem and landed his plane in a field off of commerce drive -- near the Humbolt Industrial Park.
No one was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate.

Story and video:

No injuries were reported after a plane’s force landing in a busy Hazle Twp. industrial park this afternoon.

The plane lost oil pressure in the area of 8 Bee’s Campground in Humboldt East and circled above before the pilot landed it in an undeveloped parcel of cleared land called lot 106, Hazle Twp. Fire Chief Scott Kostician said.

Kostician and state police at Hazleton were dispatched to the area in Humboldt East to assess the situation involving the single-engine plane around 1:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported and Kostician notified the Federal Aviation Administration as is protocol.

The pilot was able to get the plane started again and flew off around 2 p.m., according to a witness who is also a security guard in the area.

That man, who declined to provide his name, feared something was wrong when he saw the pilot circling above. He nervously watched as the pilot flew past high-tension electrical lines before landing safely on the lot.

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