Monday, June 12, 2017

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N13306, YWP Air Inc: Accident occurred June 12, 2017 in Bellport, Suffolk County, New York

YWP Air Inc:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale

Aircraft force landed on a golf course and struck a tree.

Date: 12-JUN-17
Time: 10:13:00Z
Regis#: N13306
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

BELLPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- The pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing on the Bellport Country Club in Bellport, Long Island Monday morning.

Police say the pilot of a 1973 Cessna 172M airplane notified MacArthur Airport Tower that he was experiencing engine failure.

The pilot chose to make an emergency landing near the 12th hole on the golf course of the country club at about 6:15 a.m., according to police.

The plane clipped a tree, causing minor damage to one of the plane's wings and landed safely.

The pilot refused medical attention and no one on the ground was injured. The FAA was notified and responded.

Story and video:

A single-engine Cessna made an emergency landing on the golf course at the Bellport Country Club after suffering a midair engine failure at about 6:15 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, officials said.

A description on the Bellport Country Club golf course website calls it “a hole that nightmares are made of.”

Not so for the pilot who landed his single-engine Cessna in the 12th hole rough Monday morning — managing to miss the green-side bunkers and the left-side water hazard — after suffering what the Federal Aviation Administration described as a in-flight engine failure over Great South Bay.

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