Friday, September 29, 2017

Van's RV-7A, N712RL, CSM Aviation LLC: Accident occurred September 29, 2017 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

CSM Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N712RL

NTSB Identification: CEN17CA371
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 29, 2017 in Itasca, TX
Aircraft: THREET RICHARD L VANS RV 7A, registration: N712RL

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 powerlines and flipped over in a field.

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N712RL
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV7
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ITASCA
State: TEXAS

Aircraft struck powerline and flipped over onto a field.

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N712RL
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ITASCA
State: TEXAS






HILL COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -  DPS responded to a plane crash near in Hill County near Itasca when a pilot coming from Colorado crashed but was unharmed, on Friday.

DPS said 57-year-old Steve Thompson from Colorado was flying a 2004 experimental plane from Colorado to Houston when he realized he was about to run out of gas and attempted to land the plane at the Hillsboro airport. He realized he would not make it, and tried to find crops to safely land in. As he was searching, he hit power lines and the plane flipped and landed upside down. 

"Very lucky. You had to ask for that one. Thank you God. He took care of me and my family, they need me. Any landing is a good landing a great landing,"Thompson said.

Thompson was able to call 911 but he was not sure where he was. The fire department was able to locate him. They took off the door of the plane to get him out safely. 

The crash happened a few miles North of FM 67.

Thompson was unharmed and refused to be taken to the hospital. He said his mother was coming to meet him at Hillsboro on Friday night. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Vans RV-7. 

The plane is registered to CSM Aviation LLC. 

Captain Scott Robinson with the Hill County Sheriff's office said Oncor is on the scene to repair the power line. The plane was transported to the Hillsboro Airport. 

The FAA and DPS said they will conduct an investigation that will take several weeks to months to complete. 

Story, video and photo gallery ➤  http://www.kxxv.com









HILL COUNTY - A small plane crash-landed off FM 67 near Itasca in Hill County Friday afternoon.

The pilot, 57, was flying a 2004 experimental two-seater plane from Colorado to Houston and ran out of fuel.

After realizing he would not have enough fuel to reach a landing strip nearby, the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in a plowed field but got caught in some ONCOR power lines, according to DPS Sgt. D.L. Wilson. The power lines caused the plane to flip multiple times and crash down on the ground, trapping the pilot in the cockpit -- upside down, Wilson explained.

The Colorado pilot called 911 for help, and firefighters were able to get him out. He was treated at the scene and was not transported to the hospital, Wilson said. 

He did not suffer any major injuries.

DPS and the FAA are investigating the crash.

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





The pilot of an experimental Van's RV-7A aircraft is OK after after running out of fuel and crashing in Hill County, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.

The pilot, a 57-year-old whose name has not yet been released, was flying the single-engine plane from Houston to Colorado when he ran out of fuel at about 12:45 p.m. north of Itasca.

The pilot tried to make an emergency landing in a plowed field west of Interstate 35W, but struck a power line on the descent and crashed into the ground where the plane flipped over.

Trapped inside the plane, the pilot called 911 and notified them of his location and that he needed help getting out of the aircraft.

Rescuers arrived, freed the pilot and treated him at the scene for minor injuries. The pilot was the only person on board and no other injuries were reported. 

The Van's RV-7/7A aircraft is kit aircraft typically built at home by pilots. The 2004 two-seater aircraft was registered to CSM Aviation LLC out of Boulder, Colorado.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

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




HILL COUNTY - A small plane crash-landed off FM 67 near Itasca in Hill County Friday afternoon.

The pilot, 57, was flying a 2004 experimental two-seater plane from Colorado to Houston and ran out of fuel.

After realizing he would not have enough fuel to reach a landing strip nearby, the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in a plowed field but got caught in some ONCOR power lines, according to DPS Sgt. D.L. Wilson. The power lines caused the plane to flip multiple times and crash down on the ground, trapping the pilot in the cockpit -- upside down, Wilson explained.

The Colorado pilot called 911 for help, and firefighters were able to get him out. He was treated at the scene and was not transported to the hospital, Wilson said. 

He did not suffer any major injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kens5.com

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