Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cessna 140, N3704V: Incident occurred July 29, 2017 at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft on taxi, ground looped.

Date: 29-JUL-17
Time: 16:49:00Z
Regis#: N3704V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were called to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport following an accident with a small airplane after it had landed.

Police said a single-engine Cessna 140 landed safely on the airport runway when strong winds lifted the tail and tipped the plane onto it's nose.

Airport fire crew and KDPS immediately responded to the incident.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the plane, was uninjured. The plane sustained minor damage to the nose when it tipped forward.

The airport closed airline traffic while the incident was investigated. It has opened again to normal activities.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police say a small plane tipped shortly after landing Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley tells 24 Hour News 8 that a small plane was taxiing and made a sharp turn. The plane caught some wind and tipped over.

Chief Hadley says one person suffered “very minor” injuries.

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Wind caught a small plane and caused it to tip over Saturday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries to the pilot.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the plane had landed at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, was taxiing on a runway and made a sharp turn when wind caught it and caused it to tip.

KDPS said the pilot suffered scratches during the incident.

No comments:

Post a Comment