Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Piper PA-28-180, N747KM: Incident occurred December 05, 2017 near Brewton Municipal Airport (12J), Escambia County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft reported engine failure enroute. Crashed 4.5 miles SE of runway. Sustained unknown damage.

http://registry.faa.gov/N747KM

Date: 05-DEC-17
Time: 18:57:00Z
Regis#: N747KM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: BREWTON
State: ALABAMA




EAST BREWTON, Ala. —   A plane registered to a Cullowhee man went down in south Alabama on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said the pilot and passenger were able to walk away.

The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office said the incident happened at the intersection of Travis and Woodchuck roads about four and a half miles southeast of Brewton Municipal Airport.

The PA-28 Cherokee, a single-engine plane registered to Van A. Stayton, lost its engine and sent a mayday to the Pensacola (Fla.) tower. The sheriff's office said the plane sustained minor damage because of a fence.

Authorities said the aircraft took off from DeKalb–Peachtree Airport in Atlanta with the pilot's destination being Pensacola. Authorities have not released the name of the pilot or passenger.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been assigned to the investigation.

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

EAST BREWTON, Ala. (WEAR) — Several people are on scene in Brewton after reports of a plane down.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Alabama said that the incident happened at the intersection of Travis Road and Woodchuck Road about four and a half miles southeast of the Brewton Municipal Airport.


The Piper PA-28 Cherokee lost its engine and sent a mayday to the Pensacola tower. The sheriff's office said the plane sustained minor damage due to a fence.


The sheriff's office said the pilot and passenger are OK.


The Federal Aviation Administration has been assigned to the investigation.


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

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee contacted air traffic control at the Pensacola International Airport and advised that they lost their engine, according Mike Lambert, chief deputy of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.


The pilot then sat the plane down in a field about 4.5 miles southeast of the Brewton Airport, near the intersection of Travis and Woodchuck roads, just a few thousand feet from the Alabama-Florida state line.


Both the pilot and a passenger walked away from the crash with no injuries, Lambert said.


The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office secured the scene with the FAA responding to conduct an official investigation.


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

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