Monday, May 14, 2018

Cirrus SR22, N365KA: Accident occurred May 13, 2018 at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (KDKX), Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft went off the end of the runway 26 and into the water.

CAPS of Tennessee LLC:

Date: 14-MAY-18
Time: 01:05:00Z
Regis#: N365KA
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

The Knoxville Fire Department responded to a small plane that ran off the runway into the Tennessee River at Island Home Airport around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. 

The pilot, a 66-year-old man from Knoxville, was the only person aboard the plane. He suffered no injuries and refused medical treatment after KFD made contact with him. 

The Cirrus SR22 slid off the runway on landing and nosed into the water, according to KFD Spokesperson Capt. D.J. Corcoran. The plane suffered minimal damage, and as of 10:30 p.m. Sunday crews were still working to remove it from the water. 

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Knoxville first responders responded to a plane crash Sunday night at Island Home Airport in South Knoxville.

Police say the call came in at 9:15 p.m.

Knoxville Fire Department Captain D.J. Corcoran said the pilot overshot the runway when landing. He says the plane went into the river at the end of the runway.

"He just overshot the runway, just a little bit," Corcoran said. "Don't know what caused that. I'm sure that'll be part of the investigation if there is one."

Corcoran said the 66-year-old pilot did not have any injuries and refused treatment on the scene.

Corcoran says the pilot is from Knoxville. He was flying a Cirrus SR22, a single-engine aircraft.

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