Monday, May 22, 2017

Piper PA-28-181 Archer, N8304F, Dulles Aviation Inc: Accident occurred May 21, 2017 near Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Dulles Aviation Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA186
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Bristow, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-181, registration: N8304F

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

Aircraft force landed in a field.

Date: 21-MAY-17

Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N8304F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

A plane crashed along Bristow Road, Sunday evening, but the two occupants were able to walk away without any serious injuries.

Virginia State Police responded to a crash landing in Prince William County. The incident occurred May 21, 2017, at 8:35 p.m. in a field in the 10,800 block of Bristow Road in Bristow, Virginia.

“A Piper PA-28-181 began experiencing engine problems and made a crash landing in the field,” said Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller. “The aircraft struck a wire fence in its landing.”

First responders treated the plane’s two occupants for minor injuries at the scene. Debra Lea Varnon Schuldt of Annandale, Virginia, was identified as the pilot.

The plane’s passenger was Jeffrey Poindexter of Manassas. According to his wife, Deborah Poindexter, he sustained only minor injuries and is at home recovering.

The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to Deborah Poindexter, the airplane had been totaled in the crash.

Original article can be found here:

AIRCRAFT:   1982 Piper PA-28-181 Archer 11    N8304F

ENGINE - M&M: Lycoming 0-360-A4M   S/N: L26539-36A

PROPELLER – M&M: Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-62

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE: TT 6024.0     TSMOH: 359.9           

PROPELLER: TT: 278.72         TSPOH 278.72                       

AIRFRAME:  6204.0                    

OTHER EQUIPMENT: King KR86 ADF, Bendix King KMA-24 Audio Panel, King KN 64 DME, NARCO ELT 10, King KX 155 Nav/Comm #2, Garmin GNS 430 GPS & Radio #1, King KT 76A Transponder       

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft ran out of fuel landed in wheat field, hit electric fence

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Damage includes but not limited to stabilator, rear fuselage, right wing, right flap, left wing, left flap. Left aileron, lower right fuselage, pilot window, firewall. Lower cowl, propeller, engine TDI               

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Plane Care, 14235 Oak Spring Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 (KHGR)          

REMARKS: Sold as is / where is; Field adjuster has possession of aircraft logbooks. Prior written permission required to inspect salvage and contact field adjuster to schedule viewing.

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