Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cessna 150M, N3229V: Accident occurred January 01, 2018 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N3229V

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA095
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 01, 2018 in Nampa, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3229V

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 crashed on the campus of the College of Western Idaho under unknown circumstances.

Date: 02-JAN-18
Time: 03:30:00Z
Regis#: N3229V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150M
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: NAMPA
State: IDAHO







NAMPA, ID - A Boise man has been treated for minor injuries following a plane crash in Nampa Monday night.

About 9:00 p.m., Nampa Police officers responded to the area of East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way for a report of a crashed Cessna 150M. 

A family member of the pilot called from the scene and advised the pilot was already headed to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The pilot is a 28-year-old male and a resident of Boise, said Nampa Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tim Riha.

An initial investigation found the pilot had become disoriented while traveling from Burley to Caldwell -- and attempted to land at what he believed was the Caldwell Airport, Riha explained. “Upon attempting to land, he realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing. The pilot was the lone occupant of the plane,” he said.

No other citizens were injured, and only minimal property damage occurred as a result of the crash. 

The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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NAMPA — A 28-year-old Boise man suffered minor injuries when, police say, he became disoriented and crashed an airplane Monday night in Nampa. 

Nampa Police say they responded to East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way at 9 p.m. for a report of a crashed Cessna 150M. 

According to the initial investigation, the pilot became disoriented while travelling from Burley to Caldwell and tried to land where he believed was the Caldwell Airport. When readying to land, the man realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing. 

Police say a family member of the pilot called from the scene and told police the pilot was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. 

No one else was injured. 

The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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5 comments:

John Stackhouse said...

A $200 iPad VS. a totaled airplane. Even FlyQ has a free app for your iPhone that finds airports. Really stupid reason to crash land.

Anonymous said...

If the plane was configured for landing, why didn't he just set her down on that rather barren road. Such a waste of a good aircraft.

Geography challenged.....

Anonymous said...

^^ Yep, and we would have been none the wiser.

Charlie said...

Yeah, but if you are going to have a crash, it’s probably best to crash as close to a fire hydrandt as possible.

Anonymous said...


That road looks just like a runway with street lamps.