Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Incident occurred March 30, 2018 at Butte Valley Airport (A32), Dorris, Siskiyou County, California

DORRIS, CA —   A plane landed on it's top after a potential mechanical issue near the Dorris Airport on Friday.

Siskiyou County Sheriff's and California Highway Patrol responded to the airport shortly before 11 a.m. and discovered an airplane was involved in an accident and sustained damage.

The solo pilot was uninjured and declined medical treatment.

Sheriff's say the 53-year-old pilot had a valid pilots license and had a residential address in Klamath Falls.

While mechanical issues and wind conditions are speculated in this incident, Sheriff's say no investigative findings have been verified.

Notifications were made to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's is handling the preliminary investigation and was assisted by the CHP.

According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We are grateful there were no injuries resulting from this aviation mishap. I would like to thank the SCSO and CHP, and Butte Valley Ambulance for their rapid response to this incident. The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information about the mishap is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”

Original article can be found here ➤

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused a plane to land on its top Friday morning at the Butte Valley Airport near Dorris in northeastern Siskiyou County.

The upside-down landing may have been caused by a combination of mechanical problems with the plane and wind conditions, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

Siskiyou County sheriff's Sgt. Abner Weed and California Highway Patrol units went to the airport after getting a call of a plane mishap just before 11 a.m. Friday. 

The pilot is a 53-year-old Klamath Falls, Oregon, resident who told officers he wasn't injured and declined medical treatment. He was the only one on board and has a valid pilot's license, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office and CHP are handling the preliminary investigation and will turn over their findings to the FAA and the National Traffic Safety Board for further review, the sheriff's office said.

Original article can be found here ➤

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