Sunday, May 20, 2018

Diamond DA40 Diamond Star, N143RD: Accident occurred May 20, 2018 at Marlborough Airport (9B1), Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Skylands Air LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA288
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Marlborough, MA
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40, registration: N143RD

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

MARLBOROUGH — A small aircraft overshot the runway and crashed into a fence on Farm Road at Marlborough Airport at 1:37 p.m. Sunday, according to the Marlborough Fire Department.

None of the four passengers were injured in the crash and were able to get out of the plane by themselves, according to Lieutenant Michael Quinn.

Quinn said firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to disentangle the plane from the fence. 

The airplane had taken off in New Jersey and the passengers were on their way to a hockey tournament.

“The kids continued on their way to the tournament,” said Quinn.

The owner of the airport, Sandy Stetson, was on the scene. She said the crash was the first in several years.

“They were going too fast and couldn’t stop,” said Stetson. She estimated the people on board were of high school age.

John Hathaway, a retired firefighter, was in his home listening to the scanner when he heard reports of the crash. He said he was surprised by the initial report because he had not heard anything even though he lived across the road.

“The fence was completely wrapped around the plane at first and we didn’t hear a thing,” said Hathaway, watching firefighters respond to the crash with his 17-year-old son, Ian.

According to Quinn, the Federal Aviation Administration was on its way to investigate the crash. 

Original article ➤

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — A small plane crashed through a fence and onto a roadway at Marlborough Airport Sunday afternoon.

The FAA said the plane was trying to land on Runway 14 when it went long and crashed through the fence at 1:35 p.m. The agency said it would investigate.

Records from FlightAware indicate the Diamond DA40 aircraft had flown from Sussex, New Jersey to the area.

The plane's tail number indicates the aircraft is registered to Skylands Air LLC in New Jersey, according to the FAA.

No injuries were reported in the incident on Sunday. 

Story and video ➤

MARLBORO (CBS) – A small airplane with four people on board overshot the runway and went through a fence at Marlboro Airport, though no one was injured.

A Diamond DA40 was attempting to land on Runway 14 around 1:30 p.m. But the landing didn’t go as planned and the plane ended up with its nose through a metal fence.

The pilot and three passengers were uninjured.

No fuel leak resulted from the incident. 

The plane was towed away from the airport.

Original article ➤


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