Thursday, September 14, 2017

Embraer EMB-120ER, N121CZ, registered to and operated by Freight Runners Express Inc: Accident occurred September 12, 2017 at Greeley–Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Freight Runners Express Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N121CZ

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA350
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Greeley, CO
Aircraft: EMBRAER EMB 120ER, registration: N121CZ
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 12, 2017, about 2045 mountain daylight time, an Embraer EMB 120 airplane, N121CZ, while standing on a ramp at the Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY), near Greeley, Colorado, was struck by a bus. The airline transport pilot and two crewmembers on board the airplane were uninjured and the bus driver and 23 passengers on board the bus were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its left aileron. The airplane was registered to and operated by Freight Runners Express, Inc. as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 non-scheduled domestic passenger flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and an unactivated instrument flight rules flight plan was on file. The flight was originating from GXY and was destined for the University-Oxford Airport, near Oxford, Mississippi.

According to preliminary information, the airplane was standing on a ramp, waiting for passenger arrival with the intent for flight. A bus transporting the passengers was driven onto the ramp and it impacted the airplane's left aileron.

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