Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N34462: Accident occurred June 03, 2017 at Abel Island Airpark (IA23), Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA317
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 03, 2017 in Guttenberg, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N34462

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 final, struck a road sign and landed without incident.

Date: 03-JUN-17
Time: 21:11:00Z
Regis#: N34462
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C177
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
State: IOWA

CLAYTON COUNTY (KWWL) -  William Swartz of Davenport walks away from a plane crash Saturday after trying to land.

Authorities say Swartz was flying a Cessna Cardinal in the Abel Island area and hit pole.

He was trying to land in windy weather near the grassy airport during the collision.

The pole damaged a wing, but he was still able to land.

Swartz tells KWWL, he owns a home on the island.

Crews responding to a plane crash on Able Island near Guttenberg.

Witnesses say the plane was flying low and hit a pole and spun.

Clayton County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Guttenberg Police, ambulance and fire department are currently on scene.

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