Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Piper PA-28-140, N2804T, Parris Aviation LLC: Accident occurred August 15, 2017 at Cherokee County Airport (KCNI), Ball Ground, Georgia

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Parris Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N2804T


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA277
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Canton, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N2804T
Injuries: 2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 15, 2017, about 1635 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140, N2804T, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during the initial climb after takeoff from the Cherokee County Airport (CNI), Canton, Georgia. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the flight instructor, after an uneventful engine run-up they taxied to the active runway for takeoff. As the takeoff roll commenced, he noted that the airplane felt "sluggish." He asked the student pilot if he had his foot on the brakes, and the student pilot replied "no." The flight instructor checked the throttle and airspeed and noted that the throttle was full forward and the airspeed was increasing slowly. Once the airplane reached 75 knots, the airplane lifted off the runway and began to climb. The climb appeared normal for approximately the first 200 ft. Then, the flight instructor noticed that the airspeed was decreasing but the engine never stopped. He took over the flight controls and elected to perform an emergency landing in a wooded area.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that both wings separated from the fuselage and the fuselage was buckled. The airplane was retained for further examination.




A flight instructor and his student suffered only minor injuries when the Piper Cherokee 140 they were flying out of the Cherokee County Airport lost power and crashed soon after takeoff Tuesday afternoon.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 4:40 p.m., Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender said.

The single-engine plane went down near Runway 5 at the airport located off Interstate 575 between Canton and Ball Ground.

Cherokee County firefighters arrived on the scene to find two people had gotten out of the Piper Cherokee.

“According to reports, the plane contained a male flight instructor, who was in his early 60s and a male student, who appeared to be about 50 years in age,” Cavender said.

The instructor was identified as John DiRenzo and the student was identified as John Frierson, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

“The flight student had gotten the plane about 200 feet into the air and lost power. It was at that time that the instructor took the controls to return back to the runway,” Cavender said. “Unfortunately, the plane missed the runway and went down a 50-foot embankment before crashing into a fence.”

After the instructor and the student escaped, the plane caught fire, but it was later extinguished by Cherokee County firefighters.

Both the instructor and the student suffered minor injuries from the crash.

Special Operations Chief Darrell Mitchell reported that both of the plane’s occupants were conscious and alert and appeared to be in stable condition. They were later transported to Marietta’s WellStar Kennestone Hospital as a precaution.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and is expected to investigate.

Original article  ➤ http://www.tribuneledgernews.com




A small plane with a student pilot and an instructor on board crashed about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Cherokee County when it lost power during takeoff, officials said. 

The Piper Cherokee 140 was about 200 feet in the air at the Cherokee County Regional Airport in Ball Ground when the power failed and the instructor, who appeared to be in his early 60s, took control, Cherokee County fire spokesman Tim Cavender said. 

The pilot tried to steer back to the runway but missed and the plane went down a 50-foot embankment before crashing into a barbed wire fence, Cavender said. After the instructor and the student, who appeared to be about 50, escaped, the plane caught fire. It was extinguished by Cherokee County firefighters.

Firefighters found the plane on its side not far from a runway. The instructor and student pilot had what appeared to be minor injuries but were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital as a precaution, Cavender said.

The names of the student pilot and instructor have not been released.

Two firefighters were also taken to the hospital with “bumps and bruises,” Cavender said.

Earlier, in Jackson County, a small plane made an emergency landing on a highway after its engine failed. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.ajc.com




CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - A small plane crash landed and caught fire in Cherokee County Tuesday.

A flight instructor and student pilot flew about 200 ft. into the air before the plane lost power, according to a spokesperson with the Cherokee County Fire Department.

The spokesperson says the flight instructor took over to land the plane, putting it down on a hill. However, the plane rolled about 50 ft. down the hill, hitting a fence, which is when the aircraft burst into flames.

Both the flight instructor and student pilot were able to escape through a door before the plane caught fire, according to the spokesperson.

They were not injured, but still taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.cbs46.com

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