Friday, September 22, 2017

Kitfox Super Sport, N233TD: Accident occurred September 21, 2017 at Old Forge Airport (NK26), Herkimer County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

http://registry.faa.gov/N233TD

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA554
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Old Forge, NY
Aircraft: THOMAS J MURRAY KITFOX SUPER SPORT, registration: N233TD

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 landed on a grass strip, bounced and flipped over.

Date: 21-SEP-17
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N233TD
Aircraft Make: KITFOX
Aircraft Model: SUPER SPORT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OLD FORGE
State: NEW YORK

OLD FORGE — A pilot and his passenger suffered minor injuries Thursday night after their plane crashed on the runway of Old Forge Airport, according to the Town of Webb Police Department.

Police said officers and troopers with the New York State Police were dispatched to a reported plane crash at 11:25 p.m. at the airport on North Street.

The pilot, Oswego resident Thomas J. Murray, told officers that a wheel assembly broke apart from the aircraft upon landing, which caused the plane to overturn on the runway, police said.

e and his passenger, Oswego resident Diane C. Murray, were transported to a Utica hospital via Old Forge ambulance for evaluation, according to the police department.

The investigation is being handled by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Police said the Old Forge Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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

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