Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cessna 170, N4189V: Accident occurred August 11, 2017 in Axtell, Marshall County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA489
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 11, 2017 in Axtell, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N4189V

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 force landed in a field.

Date: 11-AUG-17
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N4189V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C179
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

AXTELL, Kan. (KWCH) - No one was hurt after a plane crash on Friday afternoon near Axtell.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Nicholas Buessing was piloting the plane one mile west of Axtell when the door opened unexpectedly. Buessing tried to grab the door but ended up flying the plane into the ground.

The crash happened one mile west of Axtell on Jayhawk Road.

One other passenger was inside of the plane at the time.

Original article ➤

MARSHALL COUNTY – Two people avoided serious injury after an airplane accident just before 2p.m. Friday in Marshall County.

A 1948 Cessna 170 fixed wing aircraft piloted by Nicholas Buessing, 18, Axtel, was 600 feet above the ground with a ground speed of 90 mph in the 2900 Block of Jayhawk Road, one mile West of Axtell, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The pilot’s side door opened unexpectedly. When the pilot reached to grab the door, he lost control of the aircraft and it struck the ground.

Buessing and a passenger Christian Buessing, 21, Axtel, were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, according to the KHP.

Original article ➤

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