Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avid Flyer, N532SE: Accident occurred May 10, 2017 near Mifflin County Airport (KRVL), Reedsville, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny 

http://registry.faa.gov/N532SE

Aircraft crashed onto a field.  

Date: 10-MAY-17
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N532SE
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL AVID
Aircraft Model: FLYER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: REEDSVILLE
State: PENNSYLVANIA


REEDSVILLE — Two were injured when their small plane crashed Wednesday afternoon.

At 3:41 p.m. the Mifflin County Emergency Communications Center dispatched for a small plane crash.

The plane crashed into a field about a quarter mile from a runway at the Mifflin County Airport in Reedsville. Right after the crash, the communications center contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association to alert them of the incident.

As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration stopped and rerouted air traffic in the area.

The Avid Flyer and was built by the pilot, according to officials on the scene.

According to officials on the scene, the pilot was Robert McCaa, who is known for refurbishing planes and owns multiple small aircraft that he stores in a hangar at the airport.

Mifflin County Regional Police Department officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene to assist in the plane crash. The ambulances could not directly access the scene and pickup trucks were used to transport the medics and patients to and from the scene of the crash.

McCaa and his passenger, who is reported to be the brother of McCaa, were injured as a result of the crash. McCaa suffered head injuries and the passenger suffered from back pain.

Director of Mifflin County Emergency Services, Phil Lucas, responded to the scene. While on the scene, Lucas spoke with the Federal Aviation Administration, described what he saw on the scene and answered preliminary questions.

Mifflin County Regional Police Department officers on the scene said McCaa did not remember anything and there were no witnesses to the crash. The plane was left in the field with police tape around the crash site.

Lucas said no further information would be available until the Federal Aviation Administration completed their investigation later today.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.lewistownsentinel.com

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