Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Piper J-3C, N48694: Accident occurred October 03, 2017 at Yakima Air Terminal / McAllister Field (KYKM), Yakima County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

http://registry.faa.gov/N48694

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 03, 2017 in Yakima, WA
Aircraft: PIPER J3C, registration: N48694

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, gear collapsed, went off the runway and ground looped.

Date: 03-OCT-17
Time: 17:51:00Z
Regis#: N48694
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: YAKIMA
State: WASHINGTON

YAKIMA, Wash. — No one was injured when a small, two-seat plane went off the runway Tuesday morning at the Yakima Air Terminal.

The plane somehow deviated and exited the runway during its takeoff around 11 a.m., but the two people on board are OK, said airport manager Rob Peterson.

The plane sustained minimal damage, but operations at the airport were quickly reopened when the National Transportation Safety Board allowed officials to move the plane from the spot where it went off the runway, Peterson said.

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

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