Saturday, June 17, 2017

Aeronca 11AC Chief, N9404E: Accident occurred June 16, 2017 at Watervliet Municipal Airport (40C), Berrien County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA347
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 16, 2017 in Watervliet, MI
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9404E

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 on departure, crashed into a wooded area.  

Date: 16-JUN-17
Time: 23:24:00Z
Regis#: N9404E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 11AC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)

WATERVLIET — Police have released more information after two people were hurt in a plane crash in Berrien County.

It happened Friday evening at the Watervliet Municipal Airport.

Police say 27-year-old Edward Maloney of Fruitport, Michigan and 36-year-old Jonathan Amundsen of Winterhaven, Florida had serious injuries but were able to climb out of the crashed plane. They were taken to Lakeland Hospital.

There is no word on their current condition.

Officials say the plane failed to gain necessary altitude while departing the airfield and crashed into a wooded ravine near the runway.

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WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two men were seriously hurt when a small plane crashed at the Watervliet Municipal Airport on Friday evening.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says the plane was taking off around 7:20 p.m. when it failed to gain enough altitude and crashed into a wooded ravine near the runway.

The two people in the plane, 27-year-old Edward Maloney of Fruitport and 36-year-old Jonathan Amundsen of Winterhaven, Florida, were able to climb from the crashed plane despite serious injuries.

Both were hospitalized. Their conditions were not known Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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