Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I, N99GN: Accident occurred May 08, 2018 at Porter County Regional Airport (KVPZ), Valparaiso, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Griffith Aviation Inc:

Date: 08-MAY-18
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N99GN
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 34 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Two people were injured after a small plane crashed at the Porter County Regional Airport in northwestern Indiana.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said two people were aboard the Piper PA-34 when it crashed around 1  p.m. on Tuesday. They said the the circumstances of the crash are unknown.

The nose, one wing and both engines were torn off the plane.

The two victims suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to a nearby hospital, one with a possible head injury.

One of the victims was a flight instructor and the other was a student. It is unknown whether or not the flight was a training flight.

The FAA is investigating.

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Anonymous said...

"When the Chinese students graduate from the program at Griffith, they will have commercial pilot certificates with instrument and multi engine ratings. All of them already are contracted to work with an airline in their home country."

I would bet dollars to donuts it was a training flight.

Anonymous said...

i graduated form 05C and i used to fly this seneca,feel really sad,it was a training flight,here's ur donuts.