Saturday, July 8, 2017

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N6653J: Incident occurred July 07, 2017 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Aircraft force landed in a field.

Date: 07-JUL-17
Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N6653J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

A pilot suffered only minor injuries in a plane crash Friday afternoon near Athens Highway in Hall County, a fire services official said.

The plane was headed to Gainesville from Jacksonville, Florida when it went down near Sugar Hill Elementary School around 3:55 p.m., according to Hall County Fire Services Captain Zachary Brackett.

"Initial units arrived and found one occupant of the plane who had some superficial injuries to his face but otherwise was healthy and walking around."

Brackett said the man was checked out on scene and refused to be taken to the hospital.

The plane sustained minor damage, according to Brackett.  

Photos from the scene show what appeared to be a small, single-engine aircraft with its main wing oriented below the fuselage.

"The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and is working with authorities from the Gainesville (Lee Gilmer Memorial) Airport to arrange retrieval of the plane," Brackett said.

Officials don't believe the man's flight was related to the annual Cracker Fly-In scheduled for Saturday at the Gainesville airport.

A plane from Jacksonville force landed in Hall County, Ga. on Friday afternoon.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate the plane, N6653J, is registered to a Jacksonville, Florida, address. It is a Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee.

FOX5 in Atlanta reports that the plane was flying from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Georgia, and the pilot has minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused the crash.

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