Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N9339B: Incident occurred March 31, 2018 near Gardiner Airport (5NY5), Ulster County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany

On departure aircraft lost power and crashed.

Skydive The Ranch Inc:

Date: 31-MAR-18
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N9339B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

GARDINER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A skydiving plane force landed Saturday afternoon in Ulster County.

Six people were on board at the time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Skydive Ranch told CBS2 there were no injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Original article ➤

CORRECTION: The skydivers on the plane noticed a problem at about 700 feet and made an emergency landing. This was misstated in earlier version of the article.

GARDINER - A small aircraft with Skydive the Ranch carrying seven individuals had an engine malfunction on Saturday afternoon and made an "emergency landing" in a backyard, according to Fire Chief Matthew Goodnow.

The seven skydivers who noticed a problem with the plane at about 700 feet sustained minor injuries, and six refused medical attention while one went to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital for evaluation, he said. The landing, he said, was likely “awful bumpy.”

“It was in a field,” he said, “compared to a paved runway.”

A representative from Gardiner’s Skydive the Ranch who answered the phone on Saturday afternoon said the company had “no comment” at the time.

Gardiner firefighters responded to reports of the incident at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Goodnow said. The aircraft had left the Gardiner Airport used by Skydive the Ranch and encountered problems.

The plane landed in a field behind someone’s house, he said.

He said state police is leading the investigation into the incident.

Original article ➤

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