Friday, April 27, 2018

Cessna 402B, N87266: Accident occurred April 26, 2018 at Tanner-Hiller Airport (8B5), New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft veered off the runway and caught fire.

AC Research Inc:

Date: 26-APR-18
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N87266
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A group of friends said they were returning from a scenic voyage in Keene, New Hampshire, when the plane encountered a strong crosswind that quickly turned into a tailwind.

The pilot, Jack Carrozzo, said he was forced to perform a quick maneuver, which caused the plane to overrun the runway and land on the wood line at Tanner-Hiller Airport in Barre Plains.

Carrozzo told ABC News that three of his friends traveled back from the voyage with him on the plane, while another member of the group had skydived out of the plane just before landing.

Everyone on the plane was able to safely evacuate the aircraft without injury, according to the Barre Fire Department.

“It’s not every day that not only are you in a plane that crashes, but you get out of it without the slightest injury,” Carrozzo said.

Emergency fire officials extinguished the flames and said the plane was no longer a danger, though the aircraft suffered extensive damage.

The Hardwick Police Department and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

NEW BRAINTREE - Three people escaped serious injury when the 1976 Cessna 402B plane they were in crashed just north of the runway at Tanner-Hiller Airport at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

New Braintree police Lt. Kevin Landine said he was told a skydiver made a scheduled jump from the plane before it crashed near the airport on McEvoy Road.

State police, firefighters and federal investigators went to the crash site. Firefighters from Barre and New Braintree also went, and several ambulances were called but it turned out they were not needed.

Megan Dawes said she was among the first people to arrive at the crash site and that she found part of the plane on fire. The three people on board had climbed from the wreckage, she said.

A piece of the plane’s wing was a short distance away in a charred area in the woods. A wheel had been ripped from beneath the plane and lay on the ground.

The six-passenger compartment of the plane appeared to be intact.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s registry shows the fixed-wing, multi-engine plane is registered to AC Research Inc. of Miami, Florida.

Police said they believe the plane is housed at the New Braintree airport, sometimes referred to locally as the Barre airport, and the pilot lives in the area.

Original article can be found here ➤

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