Thursday, October 5, 2017

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7892P, Twin Oaks Airpark Inc: Incident occurred October 05, 2017 at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3), Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Twin Oaks Airpark Inc:

Date: 05-OCT-17
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N7892P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

Two people were injured after a small plane crash landed at an airport in Hillsboro, officials said Thursday. 

A pilot, who was accompanied by an instructor, came up short when landing and hit the edge of the runway at the Twin Oaks Airpark, Washington County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray said. 

The plane went back up before hitting the runway again hard, Ray said. 

The pilot was licensed and was working towards an advanced certification, Ray said. 

The instructor and pilot suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. 

Firefighters responded to the crash at about 2:35 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue officials said in a tweet. 

The airport, located on River Road, is privately owned and operated, according to its website. 

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Two men were injured when a small plane they were flying crash-landed at the Twin Oaks Airpark on Thursday afternoon just south of the rural Washington County community of Farmington.

At 2:29 p.m. Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to report of a plane crash.

"When we got here, we saw that the plane had a student and an instructor," said Sheriff spokesperson Bob Ray. "It wasn't a new student, from what we know. They were getting their advanced certification."

According to Ray, the plane — a small single-engined aircraft — came into the runway too low and clipped the hillside on the southwestern corner of the airpark complex.

The impact sheared off two of the airplane's wheels. The pilot quickly pulled up, then dove back into the ground — hard, Ray said.

The instructor walked away from the site of the crash, Ray said, but the student needed medical assistance. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ray said there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the crash, and there was no evidence of impairment. The FAA will investigate the crash, he said.

An employee at Twin Oaks Airpark confirmed the incident was under investigation, but declined further comment.

The airport, which includes almost a dozen hangars for personal aircraft, is a base for Oregon Flight Training and TNG Aviation, another flight school.

Ray said he expects the airpark to be closed for the new few hours. 

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