Friday, April 21, 2017

Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N9975D: Accident occurred April 20, 2017 near Kern Valley Airport (L05), Kern County, California



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N9975D

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. Half-mile south of Kern Valley Airport (L05),   Kern County, California

Date: 20-APR-17
Time: 01:58:00Z
Regis#: N9975D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-22-150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: KERNVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA

KERNVILLE, Calif. - Kern County firefighters rushed to the Kern Valley Airport after a plane with three people on board crashed.

According to Lt. Smallwood with KCSO, the plane crash happened around 7 p.m. Thursday night.

Officials said three people were aboard the plane when it crashed near the 9900 block of Sierra Way. All three suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane was a Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer and crashed under unknown circumstances.

The plane crashed about a half-mile south of the Kern Valley Airport, according to officials with the Federal Aviation Administration.

One witness said some of the occupants suffered broken bones, but everyone was alive.

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