Sunday, August 27, 2017

North American Navion A, N8695H: Incident occurred August 27, 2017 near Rohnerville Airport (KFOT), Fortuna, Humboldt County, California

Engine lost power resulting in off airport landing.

Date: 27-AUG-17
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N8695H
Aircraft Make: NAVION
Aircraft Model: NAVION
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Just before 4 p.m., a 1947 North American Navion plane had an accident near the intersection of Drake Hill Road and Hillcrest Drive in South Fortuna which is near the Rohnerville Airport.

The details are unclear but according to Shellie Mendes, a witness, “There was no engine sound at all while [the] plane was coming down.”

The pilot received no injuries in the incident. And, according to Mendes, the horses in the field were all okay.

At this time we don’t know if the owner of the plane who is listed as a John Norberg of Eureka was the pilot.

Bureau of Land Management, Fortuna Police, and Fortuna Fire on the scene, Mendes said.

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Word came across the police scanner roughly an hour ago, that a small aircraft went down in the Fortuna area.

Kym Kemp reports that no injuries were suffered during the crash, which happened down the road from the Rohnerville Airport, near the intersection of Drake Hill Road and Hillcrest Drive in Fortuna.

According to FAA records, the aircraft tail number given by an on-scene officer over the scanner, belongs to a 1947  North American Navion A, fixed-wing single-engine aircraft owned by John Norberg of Eureka.

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