Friday, October 13, 2017

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, N323WG, Durashok LLC: Accident occurred October 12, 2017 at Polk County Airport - Cornelius Moore Field (4A4), Cedartown, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Durashok LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Cedartown, GA
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DHC 1, registration: N323WG

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 side of the runway and caught fire.

Date: 12-OCT-17
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N323WG
Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

A Tennessee pilot and a passenger was unharmed after his small plane went off the side of the runway and onto a grassy slope at Cornelius Moore Field in Polk County today.

According to airport manager Sam Branch, pilot Kourosh Shokoui of Cookeville, Tenn., was coming into land in Polk County today when his de Havilland DHC-1 was caught up by a condition known as a "ground loop" and went off the side of the runway and down an embankment and caught fire shortly after it came to a stop.

Shokoui and a passenger made it out of the plane without any injuries, Branch said. He was still waiting on FAA representatives to take a report on Thursday afternoon.

Cedartown Fire and Rescue and the Polk County Fire Department both responded to the incident and were able to extinguish the fire.

The plane is expected to be a total loss. There were no further incidents involved in the crash today.

He said the airport's runway was closed for 45 minutes while crews worked to extinguish the flames.

The DHC-1, commonly referred to as a "Chipmunk," is a two-seater, single-engine plane built by a Canadian firm.

It was caught up in a condition known as a "ground loop," which Branch explained was when one wing is picked up by the lift of air, while another is pushed down and dips, causing the plane to rapidly turn.

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