Thursday, August 31, 2017

Van's RV-6, N6GH: Accident occurred August 30, 2017 at Orange County Airport (KMGJ), Montgomery, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA576
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Montgomery, NY
Aircraft: HUNTER GEORGE RV 6, registration: N6GH

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.

Upon landing Runway 3, aircraft struck visual approach slope indicator (VASI) lights and inverted.

Date: 30-AUG-17
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N6GH
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: 6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

MONTGOMERY - A 90-year-old New City man crashed his airplane at the Orange County Airport, suffering non-life threatening injuries, federal and state authorities said Thursday. 

The plane struck runway lighting and flipped over while landing at the airport about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The crash has been ruled an accident, the FAA said, and will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board for a probable cause. Those investigations can take months to a year to complete, though a preliminary report could become available in a couple of weeks, the FAA said.

The FAA identified the plane as a Van's RV-6, a two-seat, single engine plane that is sold as a kit and assembled by the owner.

FAA regulations define the plane as "an amateur-built aircraft," most of which has been fabricated and assembled by a person "solely for their own education or recreation." 

The pilot's name has not been released by the FAA or the Orange County Sheriff's Office, which oversaw the initial investigation with assistance from the New York state Police Troop F in Middletown. Sheriff's Capt. Scott Hamill didn't return telephone calls for comment Thursday morning.

Trooper Steven Nevel said the pilot suffered cuts to his head. He was taken to the Orange Regional Medical Center in Walkill.

The airport moved the disabled aircraft to a nearby hangar for inspection by the FAA, which is part of the overall investigation.

There is no age limit to having a pilot's license, the FAA said in a statement. 

"As long as a pilot can meet the medical requirements for the class of certificate that the pilot holds, he/she can fly," the agency said.

Original article can be found here:

MONTGOMERY - A 90-year-old pilot was injured after his plane crashed at the Orange County Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to state police.

The man, from New City, was the only person on the plane, according to state police Spokesman Trooper Steven Nevel.

State police and emergency workers from Mobil Life Support Services were on scene as of about 2:20 p.m.

According to police, the man lost control of the plane on takeoff. The plane pulled left, hit an electronic marker box and flipped over.

The pilot suffered lacerations to the head and was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill.

The plane was removed from the runway after an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article ➤

MONTGOMERY – Authorities are investigating the crash of a small airplane at Orange County Airport in Montgomery Wednesday afternoon.

The plane overturned on the side of a runway after it struck a utility box on the edge of the pavement, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Paul Arteta.

The pilot, a 90-year-old New City man, sustained a laceration to his forehead, he said.

The FAA was on the scene following the incident conducting an investigation.

State Police also assisted after the crash.

Original article ➤

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