Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vans RV-9A, N527LB: Incident occurred July 09, 2017 at Monroe County Airport (KMNV), Madisonville, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft landed and sustained gear damage.

Date: 09-JUL-17
Time: 21:17:00Z
Regis#: N527LB
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

MONROE COUNTY - An RV-9 plane that took off from Kentucky made an emergency landing at Monroe County Airport Sunday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

According to Tom McCosh, the director of the Monroe County Airport, the pilot noticed the plane had damaged nose gear mid-flight and had to land at the airport.

Only the pilot, Tim Roush, and his wife were on board. McCosh said Roush is from Monroe County, but this was not the intended destination for the plane. 

Airport officials say the plane made a smooth landing. 

The Monroe County Fire Department, county mayor, rescue squad, and emergency medical services were all at the scene. 

McCosh said, "I can truly say that our county cares."

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT)-- Emergency crews responded to the Monroe County Airport when a pilot called needing to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon.

The airport's director, Tom McCosh, said the plane's pilot was able to make it safely to the ground after having technical issues with the plane's nose gear.

The pilot called the airport before landing to let them know he was having technical issues.

Emergency crews and rescue were called to the scene. Among them was county mayor, Tim Yates, Sheriff Tommy Jones, and Director of development, Bryan Hall.

The pilot was able to make it to the ground safely in an emergency landing after being coached by the airport's command central, Bob Mundle.

In response to the large amount of help at the scene, McCosh said, "I can truly say that our county cares."

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