Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mooney M20C, N9303V, Badger Flyers Inc: Accident occurred July 15, 2017 at Washington Island Airport (2P2), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Badger Flyers Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA412
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Washington Island, WI
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N9303V

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 approach, struck the treetops and force landed short of the runway.

Date: 15-JUL-17
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N9303V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)

WASHINGTON ISLAND (WLUK) -- Two people were able to walk away from a plane this morning on Washington Island, according to a former fire chief with the Washington Island Fire Department.

Officials say a 4-seater Mooney airplane came in low and slow into the airport around 11 Saturday morning. That's when it caught an air pocket and crashed just beyond the runway behind a row of trees.

Authorities say there were only 2 people on board and they received minor injuries and were treated on scene.

The plane is a total loss.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says it will not be releasing any further information until Monday.

WASHINGTON ISLAND - A single-engine plane crashed at 11:35 a.m. Saturday during the 64th Annual Washington Island Lions Club Fly-in Fish Boil. 

There were no injuries but the plane "is a total loss" after it clipped a tree as the pilot was approaching the runway to land at the Washington Island Airport, said Fire Chief Paul Swanson.

There were two people in the plane and their identities were not available.

About 100 planes were at the airport with hundreds of people gathered for the annual fly-in, Swanson said.

"Door County EMS and a fire department crew were on site when it happened," Swanson said. The Washington Island Police Department also was stationed at the airport for the event.

Every year, first responders and medical personnel are stationed at the airport for the fly-in event, he said. 

The annual fly-in fish boil raises funds for the Lions Club that sponsors several community service projects on Washington Island.

WASHINGTON ISLAND, Wis. (WBAY) -- A small plane crashed on Washington Island late Saturday morning.

According to the Washington Island Fire Chief, the single engine Mooney was attempting to land around 11:30 a.m when it came in low, clipping some trees which caused the plane to crash.

The pilot and one passenger were in the plane at the time and suffered minor injuries. Officials say they refused medical help.

The plane is a total loss.

The fire chief said the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash on Sunday.

The two people were flying into Washington Island for the annual Fly-In-Fish Boil.

Between 100 and 150 planes are expected on the island for the weekend event.

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