Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Skystar Kitfox Series 7, N47DV: Incident occurred May 26, 2018 in Taghkanic, Columbia County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

Aircraft lost engine power and landed in a field.


Date: 26-MAY-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N47DV
Aircraft Make: SKYSTAR
Aircraft Model: KITFOX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

TAGHKANIC — Two people were uninjured when their single-engine airplane crashed Saturday afternoon in Columbia County, the sheriff's office said Tuesday.

The aircraft crashed at 4:42 p.m. into a grassy farm field on Koeppe Road in Taghkanic, the sheriff's office said.

The pilot radioed authorities at about 12:30 p.m. to report his engine was stalling and would not restart, so he was planning an emergency landing. When the aircraft touched down, the uneven ground ripped off the landing gear and the plane spun 180 degrees, deputies said.

The single-engine prop and belly of the two-passenger airplane were also damaged.

The pilot — 54-year-old Roger Tryon of Monterey, Mass. — and his passenger — 53-year-old Steve Snyder of Monterey, Mass. — were not injured.

Tryon was flying from Dutchess County Airport to the Great Barrington Massachusetts Airport when he was forced to land, deputies said. The investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article  ➤  https://www.timesunion.com

TAGHKANIC – Two Massachusetts men were uninjured after their plane had to make an emergency landing in a farmer’s field Saturday, according to police.

Roger Tryon, 54, and Steve Snyder, 53, both of Monterey, Massachusetts, were inside a single-engine airplane when the engine stalled at about 12:30 p.m. and the pilot, Tryon, had to make an emergency landing in a grassy field off of Koeppe Road, according to a statement from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The men were on their way from the Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappingers Falls to the Great Barrington Airport in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, when the plane started to sputter, according to police.

Tryon told deputies his engine stalled and it would not restart, according to police. As the plane dived toward the ground, it lost its landing gear, including its wheels, which caused the plane to make what’s considered a “pancake landing,” police said.

The left wing of the plane struck the ground, spinning the plane 180 degrees. The plane’s engine and belly were damaged as a result of the quick landing, but Tryon and Snyder were unharmed, according to police.

The sheriff’s office turned over the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article  ➤ https://www.hudsonvalley360.com

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