Sunday, September 24, 2017

Aerotrike Safari, N7675K: Accident occurred September 24, 2017 in Shiloh, Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA553
14 CFR Part 103: Ultralight
Accident occurred Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Hopewell Township, NJ
Aircraft: AEROTRIKE SAFARI, registration: N7675K

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 struck a bird and landed hard in a field.

Date: 24-SEP-17

Time: 16:05:00Z
Regis#: N7675K
Aircraft Make: AEROTRIKE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

HOPEWELL TWP. -- No injuries were reported after a ultralight trike crashed in a soybean field around noon on Sunday.

State police responded to the scene, on Minches Corner Road near Shoemaker Road in Cumberland County, and spoke to the pilot, who walked away apparently unscathed. He was the lone occupant in the craft.

The Aerotrike Safari made a "hard landing" in the field, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

The wife of the pilot arrived as her husband toured the accident scene with a state police investigator. She declined to speak about what had happened.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicate the 19-year-old, single-seat craft is owned by a Pittsgrove Township resident.

No additional information had been released by state police as of mid-afternoon.

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