Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cessna 150E, N3583J: Incident occurred July 08, 2017 near Ukiah Municipal Airport (KUKI), Mendocino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N3583J

Aircraft force landed on a highway near the airport.

Date: 08-JUL-17
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N3583J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: UKIAH
State: CALIFORNIA




Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On July 8, 2017 at approximately 1215 hours, Ukiah CHP Communications Center began receiving reports of a plane landing on US-101 near Gobbi St. in Ukiah.

The Communications Center immediately dispatched all available CHP units and Fire/Rescue personnel. Upon CHP arrival, it was confirmed that a solo piloted small aircraft made an emergency landing on northbound US-101, south of Talmage Rd., after experiencing a mechanical malfunction. After landing, the pilot managed to park the plane on a wide shoulder and away from the traffic lanes.

No injuries were reported by the pilot and he elected to make arrangements for a mechanic to respond. With assistance from the fire department, the freeway perimeter fence was removed and the aircraft was pushed into an adjacent field for the safety of all involved and so freeway traffic would not be impacted. The CHP is documenting the incident and has notified the Federal Aviation Administration and will provide information to the National Traffic Safety Board.






The pilot of a small single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Highway 101 in Ukiah this afternoon after experiencing engine problems.

Engineer Waylon Hockemier of the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority told the Daily Journal from the scene that the pilot lost a cylinder in his engine before safely putting the plane down in the northbound lane of the highway.

“Everybody’s okay,” Hockmier said. “He got it off the highway, and it was a textbook emergency landing.”

According to the FAA registry for the plane’s tail number, the Cessna 150E is owned by Lee Barlow of Fort Bragg.

According to a California Highway Patrol press release sent to kymkemp.com, the pilot made an emergency landing at 12:15 p.m. near Gobbi Street, and successfully maneuvered his plane out of traffic.

“No injuries were reported by the pilot and he elected to make arrangements for a mechanic to respond,” the CHP press release reads. “A freeway perimeter fence was removed and the aircraft was pushed into an adjacent field for the safety of all involved and so freeway traffic would not be impacted.”

https://lostcoastoutpost.com





A Fort Bragg man was forced to land his airplane on Highway 101 Saturday shortly after taking off from the Ukiah Municipal Airport.

“I’m a bit shaken,” said Tony Barlow, who had just taken off from the Ukiah airport around 11:30 a.m. July 8, when he started having engine troubles.

“I couldn’t gain altitude, and I knew I couldn’t make it back to the runway,” said Barlow, who then landed his Cessna 150E in the northbound lane of Hwy. 101 just south of the Talmage Road exit.

“The vehicles just made room for me,” he said, adding that he looked at the southbound traffic as he was nearing the road and saw many people with their eyes bugging out and mouths open.

Since his plane is so light, Barlow was able to push it out of the traffic lanes and onto the shoulder of the highway shortly after landing safely with no collisions, damage or injuries.

“It was a textbook emergency landing,” said Waylon Hockemier of the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, who had just been released from battling five fires along the highway a couple of miles south of the landing site when he saw the plane going down. “I told my passenger to look out for the plane and we called it in.”

Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the incident, asking Barlow for his license and registration as if he were any other freeway driver.

Firefighters then cut through the barbed wire fence along the freeway so they could push the plane onto Hastings Road, where the mechanic Barlow contacted could hopefully repair it.

The CHP is notifying the Federal Aviation Administration and will inform the National Traffic Safety Board.

Barlow said he has been flying for 40 years, but has only had the Cessna for the past three.

“I was heading out to practice my landings,” he said.

His wife, who is also a pilot, said, “this is what you train for.”

http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com

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