Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rutan Long-EZ, N754T: Accident occurred November 11, 2017 at Weedon Field (KEUF), Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aircraft landed short of the runway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N754T

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 15:35:00Z
Regis#: N754T
Aircraft Make: RUTAN
Aircraft Model: LONG EZ
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: EUFAULA
State: ALABAMA







EUFAULA, AL (WSFA) -  A small plane crashed in a Eufaula field Saturday morning.

According to the Eufaula Alabama Police Department Facebook page, an experimental type aircraft had engine trouble about four miles north of Eufaula while traveling from Marianna, Florida, to Atlanta, Georgia. 

The pilot managed to glide to Weedon Field, but a gust of wind forced the plane to the ground just short of the runway. 

Eufaula police and fire crews responded to the scene, and the airport was temporarily closed. 

The two people on board the plane sustained minor injuries. 

The crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. 

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




A plane went down near Eufaula Saturday morning.

Weedon Field was temporarily closed as the Eufaula fire department and police department responded to the crash.

According to Eufaule PD’s Facebook page, an experimental type aircraft en route from Florida to Atlanta experienced engine trouble approximately 4 miles north of Eufaula.

The pilot was able to glide to the airport where a gust of wind forced the plane to the ground just short of the runway.

Two people on board walked away with just minor injuries.


The incident will be investigated further by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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