Thursday, May 24, 2018

M-Squared Sprint 1000, N138ZX: Accident occurred May 21, 2018 near Gurdon Lowe Field Airport (5M8), Clark County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

Aircraft landed in a field.

Date: 22-MAY-18
Time: 00:18:00Z
Regis#: N138ZX
Aircraft Model: SPRINT 1000
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A plane crash in Gurdon Monday prompted the response of several agencies to investigate.

The Gurdon Marshal’s Office was notified at approximately 7:15 p.m. of the crash which occurred near Cabe Field. The office was aided at the scene by the Gurdon Fire Department, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas State Police and medical personnel.

Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson has stated that two adults were on the plane, a two seater ultralight gas plane. Both occupants were taken to different hospitals for treatment. Their injuries however were reported to not be life threatening.

The pilot, who was able to pull the plane’s parachute, explained that the reason for the incident was that the plane’s engine simply quit.

On Tuesday morning, Gurdon Sgt. Toby Garner shared that the Federal Aviation Administration had visited the scene to check the plane, which was still onsite.

Original article can be found here ➤

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