Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N565AD, IPT 135 LLC: Accident occurred September 04, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Airport (KIPT), Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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

IPT 135 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N565AD

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA548
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 04, 2017 in Williamsport, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N565AD

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 on landing went off the runway.

Date: 04-SEP-17
Time: 19:12:00Z
Regis#: N565AD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

A Williamsport area man piloting a single-engine Cessna aircraft escaped injury when he made a rough landing Monday afternoon on a runway at the Williamsport Regional Airport, causing moderate damage to the airplane, according to Jonathan Baker, the airport’s director of operations and safety.

“The pilot was already climbing out of the aircraft when airport firefighters arrived at the scene,” Baker said.

It was believed that “a gust of wind caught the plane between its final landing and rollout (taxiing),” Baker said.

The pilot’s name was not released and no information was available on where he was coming from.

“The plane touched down once and went back up a little bit, bouncing around,” said one witness, a Turbotville area man who witnessed the landing from a window near the airport’s lobby.

“The landing was far from perfect,” the man, who declined to give his name, said.

“He was back and forth on the runway, and then he veered into the grass. I thought the aircraft was going to flip,” he added.

Another witness said it appeared to her as well that the aircraft “bounced up and down before it took a nose-dive.” The woman also declined to give her name.

Baker said damage was limited to the aircraft’s wing, propeller and engine. The aircraft was towed to one of the airport’s hangars, where it will be examined by investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Harrisburg office, who were expected to come to the airport later today.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.sungazette.com

MONTOURSVILLE - No one was injured and damage was reported minor when a single-engine Cessna 172 ran off the main runway and into the grass at the Williamsport Regional Airport about 3 p.m. Monday.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Baker said he suspects the pilot, the only person on plane, may have lost control in the wind.

An American Express flight to Philadelphia was delayed slightly until the damaged airplane was towed away, Baker said.

The pilot, whose name was not available, flies out of the local airport, Baker said.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.pennlive.com

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