Thursday, March 1, 2018

Beechcraft B60 Duke, N77MM: Accident occurred March 01, 2018 in Ferris, Ellis County, Texas

Mike & Mayo Partners LP:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 01, 2018 in Ferris, TX
Aircraft: BEECH B, registration: N77MM

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.

FERRIS, Texas -  A pilot safely executed an emergency landing in a muddy field after losing power somewhere over Ferris Thursday afternoon.

The crash, which he walked away from, occurred at about 11 a.m. near the 100 block of Cochise Drive.

A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the pilot of the Beechcraft B60 Duke was alone and suffered minor injuries in the crash. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the pilot reported both engines lost power on a flight from Addison Airport to Mexia.

Resident Karina Montelongo heard the sound of the crash while she was inside her home adjacent to the crash site.

“I heard a sound similar to when a garbage truck moves the containers except the difference is that it was louder. It kind of shook a little bit, enough to where it woke up the little one,” Montelongo said. “We went out and looked and saw the plane out there nearly in our backyard. The good thing is that he was OK and nobody was hurt.”

Montelongo stated she noticed first responders having a difficult time getting emergency vehicles to the crash site due to its muddy conditions. She then allowed emergency personnel to use the family’s four-wheelers.

On scene, the nose of the Beechcraft B60 Duke appeared to have been torn off and the left engine could be seen in several large pieces.

The FAA website states that the plane — first manufactured in 1982 — had a current certification through June 30, 2019, stated an Associated Press report. It shows the owner of the plane as Mike and Mayo Partners LP out of Dallas.

The crash remains under investigation by the FAA.

Original article can be found here ➤

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