Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2103T, IASCO Flight Training Inc: Incident occurred November 01, 2017 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aircraft force landed off the runway.

IASCO Flight Training Inc:

Date: 02-NOV-17
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N2103T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

REDDING, Calif. - Firefighters responded around 9:30 a.m. to an aircraft reported down near the Redding Municipal Airport Thursday morning.

According to officials, the aircraft was from IASCO Flight Training and had three people on board, two students and an instructor. Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray said no one was injured during the incident. 

The plane crashed into a fence, narrowly missing a parked CAL FIRE plane.

Officials said the plane reported mechanical problems before landing.

IASCO Flight Training released a statement after the crash:

“We at IASCO Flight Training value the safety if our student and instructors.

Today one of our aircraft with a fight instructor and two students on board experienced mechanical problems that led to an off-runway landing.

Their timely actions and adherence to correct procedures prevented ant injuries

IASCO Flight Training always puts safety as it’s top priority.

Our comprehensive training and experience flight instructors are equipped to deal with these types of unfortunate situations.

We are working with authorities to investigate this incident and to maintain our safety standards at all times.”

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A small plane crash Thursday morning didn't injure any of the three people onboard, Redding Fire Chief Gray said. 

Dispatchers reported a possible crash just before 9:30 a.m.

The Cessna 172R Skyhawk plane appeared mostly intact, though it crashed into a fence at the Redding Municipal Airport.

It's unclear so far what led to the crash. 

A flight instructor and two student pilots were on the plane. 

The plane is owned by IASCO Flight Training, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

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