Friday, August 18, 2017

Van's RV-4, N687BP: Accident occurred August 17, 2017 at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Lyon County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA493
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Yerington, NV
Aircraft: BOYD BRUCE RV4, registration: N687BP

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 during touch and go, crashed off the runway.  

Date: 17-AUG-17
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N687BP
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: RV4
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

YERINGTON, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —  One person has been extricated and taken to a local hospital after an aircraft rolled over at the Yerington Airport, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

The Yerington Police Department said in a statement released Thursday evening that officers responded just before 9 a.m. to the airport on a report of an aircraft accident.

Arriving officers found a single-engine airplane overturned on the west side of the runway, according to the statement, with the pilot trapped inside the cockpit.

Firefighters were able to extricate the pilot, who was the only person in the plane. The pilot, identified as a resident of Wellington, Nevada, was taken to South Lyon Medical Center for treatment. That person was released later in the day.

According to police, the plane was a 1986 RV-4. It veered sharply to the left after landing, leaving the runway. The landing gear came into contact with soft soil, causing it to roll over.

The National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

YERINGTON, Nev. (KOLO) - The pilot was treated and released from the hospital after his single engine plane flipped while landing at the Yerington Municipal Airport.

It happened around 9 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the pilot lost control after touching down. When the landing gear hit the soft soil on the side of the runway, the aircraft flipped.

Rescue crews had to lift the aircraft off the pilot, but his injuries were not serious.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.

Original article can be found here ➤

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