Friday, May 11, 2018

Kolb Firestar II, N9216E: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 in Atmore, Escambia County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 11-MAY-18
Time: 17:19:00Z
Regis#: N9216E
Aircraft Make: ULTRALIGHT
Aircraft Model: FIRESTAR 2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91

A pilot was seriously injured in an ultralight crash in Escambia County, AL, Friday.

The pilot was identified as Matthew Scott Newton of Pensacola. He was transported by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he was listed in stable condition with a badly injured leg.

The crash happened near the end of Howard Page Lane, about a mile from the Robinsonville Baptist Church, and about 4.5 miles from the Alabama/Florida state line. The plane lost power, clipped a tree and power line before crashing into a yard.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The aircraft is listed as experimental by the FAA.

Original article can be found here ➤

A single-engine aircraft crashed in the front yard of a Darryl Dawe Lane home this afternoon in Robinsonville.

The aircraft is a Jose Martinez Firestar 2 fixed wing single engine that’s registered to a Flomaton man, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.

Officials from the FAA were on scene gathering information on the crash. However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is in charge of the investigation, which is ongoing.

The pilot of the aircraft, whose name isn’t available, was airlifted by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Original article ➤

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) - A pilot has been injured after crashing an ultralight plane into someone's front yard in the Robinsonville community outside of Atmore.

The crash happened Friday afternoon in front of a home on Howard Paige Lane.

The plane hit a tree and a power line after the engine failed, according to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Lambert says the pilot, identified as Matthew Scott Nelson, suffered a leg injury. He was taken to Atmore Community Hospital and then flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he is now recovering.

The plane had a camera attached to it, and the video has been turned over to the FAA and NTSB to investigate the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

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