Monday, August 28, 2017

Cessna Ector 305A, N1834: Accident occurred August 27, 2017 at Wurtsboro–Sullivan County Airport (N82), New York

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N1834

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA298
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Wurtsboro, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 305, registration: N1834
Injuries: 1 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 27, 2017, about 1530 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 305A, N1834, was substantially damaged during the landing roll at Wurtsboro- Sullivan County Airport (N82), Wurtsboro, New York. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by a corporation as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 glider tow flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, he completed five glider tow flights prior to the accident flight. After he landed on a turf runway, during the landing roll, the pilot noticed a "severe vibration." Next, the airplane stopped, nosed over, and came to rest inverted on the turf runway.

An examination of the airplane revealed that the left main landing gear wheel had separated from the axle. In addition, the wings and rudder were substantially damaged.

The left main landing gear wheel assembly was retained for further examination.
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A local pilot was injured after his plane flipped over and landed upside down.

On Sunday around 1:30 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an aircraft overturned on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport.

At the scene, deputies found a Cessna L19 upside down on a grass runway that is used to launch gliders.

It’s believed that the aircraft was returning to the airport after completing a tow to pick-up another glider. As the plane touched down on the runway a landing gear wheel broke off, police say.

The plane rolled for about 100 feet and flipped over, coming to a rest in the upside down position.

The pilot, David Freer Jr., of Highland was removed from the plane and taken to Orange Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.


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A small plane landed and then overturned on a runway in Sullivan County, NY on Sunday afternoon.

It happened at around 1:10 PM on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport in the Catskill Mountains.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said that they responded to a 911 call reporting an aircraft overturned on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport. At the scene, deputies found a Cessna L19 upside down on the grass runway that is used to launch gliders.

The preliminary investigation indicated that that the Cessna, which is used to tow gliders aloft, had just completed a tow and was returning to the airport to pick up another glider. When the plane touched down on the runway, it rolled for approximately 100 feet when one of the landing gear wheels broke off. The aircraft then flipped once, coming to rest on the runway in an upside down position. The pilot, David Freer, Jr of Highland, NY, was extricated and taken to Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown with non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA and NTSB were notified and ordered the aircraft removed for examination.

Responding to the scene with the Sheriff’s Office was the Wurtsboro Fire Department, Mamakating Ambulance Corps and State Police.

The incident remains under investigation.

The airport is a privately owned, public use airport located in Sullivan County, New York. It is privately owned by real-estate developer Shalom Lamm. It is commonly called Wurtsboro Airport.

It is believed to be the oldest operating glider airport in the nation. The airport is located along Route 209 and the D & H Canal in the town of Mamakating.

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