Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aeronca 7BCM, N2558E: Accident occurred June 20, 2017 near Mahnomen County Airport (3N8), Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft crashed onto a field shortly after takeoff. 

Date:    21-JUN-17
Time:    01:30:00Z
Regis#:    N2558E
Aircraft Make:    AERONCA
Aircraft Model:    7BCM
Event Type:    ACCIDENT
Highest Injury:    SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing:    No
Damage:    DESTROYED
Activity:    UNKNOWN
Flight Phase:    UNKNOWN (UNK)

Mahnomen, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV)--A pilot is in a Fargo hospital after a plane crashed in a field near the Mahnomen Airport. 

Mark Habedank, 55, of Twin Valley crashed around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening according to Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office. 

Two MNDOT employees were first on scene and pulled Habedank from the cockpit. 

Habedank was then airlifted to Sanford in Fargo where his condition is mostly unknown. 

We do know that he has broken bones and lacerations which will need surgery to be fixed.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. 

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