Saturday, April 21, 2018

Taylorcraft BC12-65, N29831: Incident occurred April 21, 2018 at Henry County Airport (7W5), Napoleon, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Aircraft veered off the runway and flipped over.

Date: 21-APR-18
Time: 20:59:00Z
Regis#: N29831
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BC12 65
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO

HENRY COUNTY, OH (WTOL) -  A passenger in a single-engine airplane suffered minor injuries after a plane crash at the Henry County Airport on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Taylorcraft BC12-65 landed on the runway from the east of the airport and then ran off the north side of the runway, overturning and coming to rest upside-down.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m.

The pilot, 59-year-old Walter Bernard Gerhardt Jr., of Napoleon, was uninjured. Mr. Gerhardt's passenger, 51-year-old Audra Smith, also of Napoleon, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Both Gerhardt and Smith were wearing 4 point harnesses when the plane overturned.

The Henry County Airport is on County Road O in Napoleon.

Original article can be found here ➤ 

HENRY COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash at the Henry County Airport.

Troopers say the accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the airport located on County Road O near Napoleon.

Investigators say Walter Bernard Gerhardt Jr., 59, was landing a single-engine plane at the airport when it ran off the runway and overturned.

Gerhardt was unharmed while his passenger, 51-year-old Audra Smith, suffered only minor injuries. Troopers say both were wearing 4-point safety harnesses.

The crash remains under investigation at this hour.

Original article can be found here ➤

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