Saturday, December 23, 2017

Aero Commander 112, N1143J, Lighthouse Aviation: Incident occurred December 23, 2017 near Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK), Chesapeake, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft landed in a field short of runway 23 at Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK) after a loss of engine power.

Lighthouse Aviation Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N1143J

Date: 23-DEC-17
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N1143J
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: NORFOLK
State: VIRGINIA



CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia State Police said a plane in Chesapeake made an emergency landing in a field off of Shillelagh Road near Chesapeake Regional Airport. 

City police dispatch received the call around noon and contacted state police. 

Chesapeake Fire Department told 13News Now there were no injuries or damage to the plane.

The pilot told us the 4-seat single-engine plane was fairly low when it suffered a partial loss of power, prompting an emergency landing.

He said he flies regularly east of the Mississippi. He's had his pilot's license since 2009.

The trip he was on was recreational and he was flying from Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport.

The pilot had this to say about having to land the plane: "It was a rush of adrenaline, not much else to think about other than where you can land when you only have 30 seconds to decide." 

Story and photo ➤ http://www.13newsnow.com

2 comments:

Jim B said...


Nice job. No dents and stuck to his training.

N1143J Owner said...

Thanks Jim. It was a heck of a ride and my first actual soft field landing.