Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N474SP, Goddard Aircraft Club Inc: Accident occurred November 30, 2017 near Freeway Airport (W00), Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Goddard Aircraft Club Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N474SP

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA074
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Mitchellville, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N474SP

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 destroyed .5 mile north of airport.

Date: 30-NOV-17
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N474SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: MITCHELLVILLE
State: MARYLAND



A single-engine plane crashed in a field in Bowie Thursday evening, Maryland State Police said, leaving the pilot injured but alert and able walk out of the woods.

At around 6:20 p.m., police found the Cessna 172 upside down in the trees in the field off Church Road at Fairview Vista Road.

The pilot, Michael Paul Pillsbury, 72, of Washington, D.C., was returning from Ocean City and trying to make the final approach to Freeway Airport, police said. Pillsbury told troopers there was no lighting and he could not see the tree line. The plane hit the tree line, overturned and crashed.

Pillsbury was taken to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No signs of impairment were observed, police said.

There were no other injuries and no signs of fuel leakage or hazardous materials, police said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The plane will remain in the field overnight until arrangements can be made for a salvage company to remove it, police said.


Earlier this month a Marine Corps pilot made an emergency crash landing on the ramp off Interstate 97 near Annapolis. The pilot and two children aboard were not injured. They were returning to Tipton Airport.

Original article ➤ http://www.baltimoresun.com




BOWIE, Md. - A small plane crashed nearby an airport in Prince George’s County Thursday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration says.

According to officials, a Cessna C172 aircraft crashed in a field about a half-mile north of Freeway Airport in Bowie at around 6:20 p.m. The male pilot was the only person onboard the plane.

Maryland State Police say the pilot was returning from Ocean City and was attempting his final approach to the airport when his plane made contact with a tree line causing the aircraft to overturn and crash.

The pilot was alert, responsive and able to walk out of the woods, police say. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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