Saturday, March 10, 2018

Czech Piper Sport, N422PS: Incident occurred March 10, 2018 at Addison Airport (KADS), Dallas County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas

Aircraft crashed short of the runway.

Date: 10-MAR-18
Time: 22:44:00Z
Regis#: N422PS
Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT
Aircraft Model: PIPER SPORT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Two people are in the hospital after a small plane crashed in Addison.

It happened right after takeoff just before 5pm Saturday, still on airport property. Investigators say a single-engine Piper Sport with two people on board crashed nose first at the end of the runway at the Addison Airport.

“All of a sudden I looked up and he was nose diving at about 1,250 feet. Crashed right into the ground. I thought it sounded like an automobile accident but I rushed over there and the plane was down," said a witness.
The FAA says the Czech Piper Sport had just departed southbound when the pilot attempted to turn around and land on the runway in the opposite direction, and crashed.

One person was flown to the hospital by helicopter. The other taken by ambulance. Student pilot Nicolas Gallo says his flight instructor told him it was another flight instructor and student pilot at another school who crashed and it was the student's first flight. That is not confirmed by authorities.

"I often fly. Almost every day. And now I'm kind of nervous since I'm seeing that this can happen why can't it happen to me so I'm pretty afraid of that," said Gallo.

Pilot Mark Humphreys was inbound to Addison from Florida when he was diverted to land at Love Field because the airport shut down for several hours.

"This is not good. These guys got hurt bad," he said.

As a pilot, himself, he's concerned that the pilot who crashed tried to make a turn while having trouble, rather than land on a straightaway.

"Keep flying forward and find a place to land in front of you. That's going to be difficult because you're out of runway,” said Humphreys

FAA investigators made their way to the scene Saturday and the airport has since reopened.

The NTSB is leading the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

An investigation is underway after a small plane crash at the Addison Airport.

Reports indicate that rescue crews have transported two people to nearby hospitals. One was taken by ground ambulance, the other flown in a medical helicopter.

Investigators with the FAA say the plane had just taken off from the airport when the pilot attempted to turn around and land on the runway in the opposite direction. That's when the aircraft crashed nose first before reaching the runway.

Investigators with the FAA and NTSB will both be in Addison to investigate.

FAA Records show the plane is a Piper Sport and is registered to Michael Jackson in Cocoa Florida, however we do not know who was on-board the plane at the time of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

ADDISON (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people have been transported, one by ambulance and one air-lifted, after a small plane crashed at Addison Airport Saturday afternoon.

Crews and ambulances are at the scene after two passengers were transported to the hospital after a plane crash at around 4:45 p.m.

Edward Martell of the City of Addison said two people took off from the airport in a Piper Sport aircraft and that it was a training flight.

Martell said as soon as the plane took off from the ground, the two reported engine problems. As the plane made its way back to the ground, it crashed nose-first just short of the runway.

The Addison Fire Department responded immediately and cut the victims out of the wreckage of the plane.

The spokesperson said both people suffered serious injuries. Their names have not been released.

Original article can be found here ➤

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