Friday, March 23, 2018

Fairchild Funk M-62C F-23A, N1131Z: Incident occurred March 23, 2018 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville

Aircraft made hard landing into a field.

Date: 23-MAR-18
Time: 21:14:00Z
Regis#: N1131Z
Aircraft Model: M62C F23A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crews responded after a World War II type aircraft made a hard landing in Columbia Friday afternoon.

Officials said the Fairchild Funk M-62C F-23A landed in a pasture near Iron Bridge Road.

News 2 has learned the pilot, who was the only person on-board at the time, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

Additional information was not immediately released.

Original article can be found here ➤

Authorities responded to the scene of a plane's "hard landing" in Maury County on Friday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported that a Fairchild Funk M-62C F-23A "made a hard landing in a pasture" near Iron Bridge Road in Columbia.

Only the pilot was on board.

According to dispatchers, the pilot was able to exit the plane uninjured. No other injuries were reported on the ground, nor were any surrounding buildings damaged, according to dispatchers.

An FAA registry indicates the plane is owned by a man in Lebanon.

The Maury County Sheriff's Office said deputies were among those responding.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the hard landing, which it's classifying as an "incident," and not a crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

A vintage aircraft flying from Smyrna to Texas crashed off of Iron Bridge Road in Columbia around 4 p.m. Friday.

The pilot was uninjured. He landed in a field around 75 yards from a house near the road east of Columbia.

Maury County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Johns said the plane developed engine problem.

Original article ➤

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