Monday, July 3, 2017

Taylorcraft BC12-D, N43564: Accident occurred July 03, 2017 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

http://registry.faa.gov/N43564

Aircraft force landed in a field.

Date: 03-JUL-17
Time: 17:00:00Z
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: FARMVILLE
State: VIRGINIA











PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. -- A pilot suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries when his small, private plane crashed in a field near Farmville.

Virginia State Police said the crash happened at 1:05 p.m.

"The Piper PA-15 ran out of fuel while in the air and was forced to make a crash landing into a cornfield at the intersection of Route 658 and Route 700," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The impact of the crash caused the aircraft to catch fire."

The field where the plane crashed is located along the 700 block of Moore Road, near Hampden Sydney college.

The pilot, Philip Cianciolo of Wallingford, Conn., was medivac to VCU Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Cianciolo, who was the plane’s only occupant, was flying from North Carolina to Connecticut at the time of the crash.

Farmville fire department responded to Hampden Sydney College to set up a landing zone and Darlington Heights fire assisted at the scene of the crash.

The FAA and NTSB were notified of the crash.

http://wtvr.com






PRINCE EDWARD, Va. (WSET) -- Authorities say a small airplane crash landed in a field in central Virginia just after 1 p.m. after running out of fuel.

Virginia State Police say the pilot, Philip Cianciolo of Wallingford, Conn., was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the Piper PA-15 ran out of fuel while in the air and was forced to make a crash landing into a cornfield at the intersection of Route 658 and Route 700. 
Cianciolo was flying from North Carolina to Connecticut at the time of the crash.

Police say the impact of the crash caused the aircraft to catch fire.

The FAA and NTSB were notified of the crash.

Prince Edward County is about 70 miles south west of Richmond.

http://wset.com







One man was injured in a plane crash on Monday afternoon around 1 pm. 

The plane came to a rest in a cornfield near the intersection of Moore Road and Five Forks Road.

The pilot was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. His injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Firefighters from Darlington Heights and Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene and extinguished the remains of the airplane and the surrounding corn field.

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