Monday, June 19, 2017

Piper PA-23-160 Apache, N4317Y: Accident occurred June 16, 2017 at George T. Lewis Airport (KCDK), Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Aircraft went off the end of the runway into the water.

Date:    16-JUN-17
Time:    17:30:00Z
Regis#:    N4317Y
Aircraft Make:    PIPER
Aircraft Model:    PA23
Event Type:    ACCIDENT
Highest Injury:    MINOR
Aircraft Missing:    No
Activity:    UNKNOWN
Flight Phase:    UNKNOWN (UNK)
City:    CEDAR KEY
State:    FLORIDA

CEDAR KEY, Fla. --     Another small plane overshot the runway at Cedar Key's airport this afternoon.

Witnesses tell TV20 the plane looked like it was coming in too fast and was landing, with the wind, instead of against it.

Norman Merritt says he saw the plane coming in to land, and when he lost sight of it, he rushed over to help.

“I was waiting for him to turn around and come back down there, park it… And he never did and I said, I bet he crashed. I come down here and sure enough, he did,” he said.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers say there were three people on the plane, and no one was injured.

This crash marks the fifth small aircraft crash in Cedar Key in 2017.

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1 comment:

gretnabear said...

Dimensions: 2355 x 100 ft. / 718 x 30 m