Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N1118F: Accident occurred February 28, 2018 in Coryell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA146
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Gatesvile, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1118F

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 after left wing struck windsock pole on landing.

Date: 28-FEB-18
Time: 19:59:00Z
Regis#: N1118F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GATESVILLE
State: TEXAS




CORYELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A pilot was injured Wednesday when a small plane crashed on a ranch in Coryell County.

The pilot, Paul Seales, 74, walked away from the crash.

He was taken to Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville with non-life-threatening injuries, the Department of Public Safety said.

The Cessna 172G Skyhawk crashed at around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday after a wing struck a windsock pole as Seales was taking off from a grass strip about seven miles east of Gatesville, witnesses said.

An FAA representative was en route to the crash site off County Road 324, the DPS said.

Seales is a longtime friend of the owner's of the ranch's owners, Curves CEO Gary Heavin and his wife Diane.

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

The Texas Department of Public Safety said a small aircraft crash-landed at a private airfield off County Road 324 in Coryell County Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot, who was the only occupant, was driven by ambulance to a local hospital, DPS said. But, first responders said the pilot's injuries were not life-threatening.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said a Cessna 172G Skyhawk crash-landed at a private airfield off County Road 324 in Coryell County Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot, who was the only occupant, was driven by ambulance to a local hospital, DPS said. But, first responders said the pilot's injuries were not life-threatening.

DPS Sgt. Dave Roberts said his office would secure the scene.

Because the scene was on private land, the situation posed no hazards to nearby roads.

Coryell County Office of Emergency Management said it was aware of the crash. The Gatesville Police Department said the initial 911 call came in at 1:58 p.m.

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

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