Sunday, June 17, 2018

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N1782J: Accident occurred June 16, 2018 near Hartford-Brainard airport (KHFD), Hartford, Connecticut

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N1782J

Location: Hartford, CT

Accident Number: WPR18LA173
Date & Time: 06/16/2018, 1315 EDT
Registration: N1782J
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-140
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 16, 2018, about 1315 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA28-140 airplane, N1782J, struck a fence following an in-flight engine failure and forced landing shortly after takeoff from Hartford-Brainard airport (HFD), Hartford, Connecticut. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The airplane was privately owned and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight was originating at the time and destined for New Bedford, Connecticut.

The pilot stated that shortly after takeoff, at about 900 feet agl, the engine lost power. The pilot stated he could not hold altitude so decided to land on a closed runway at a nearby airport. The pilot executed a series of S turns and landed in the last 1/3rd of the runway. As a result, the airplane touched down 600 feet from the end of the runway, skidded off of the runway, across a field and into a chain link fence. The pilot stated there may have been a mechanical issue that precipitated this accident. The airplane was transported to a secure location for further investigation. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N1782J
Model/Series: PA 28-140 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: WHALLEY JONATHAN D
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time: 1300 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hartford, CT (KHFD)
Destination: New Bedford, CT (KEWB)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None

Latitude, Longitude: 41.745556, -72.627778 (est)



EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Officials said a plane took an emergency landing near Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford on Saturday.

Officials said the plane landed just after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Two people were onboard during the incident, and officials said neither individual suffered any injuries.

East Hartford Police Lieutenant Litwin told Channel 3 that the operators said the engine lost power enroute to Massachusetts.

Lieutenant Litwin said the pilot took advantage of the runaway near Pratt and Whitney and came to a landing, and ultimately slid into the grass at the end of the runaway.

The East Hartford Fire Department is in charge of the scene and has notified the Federal Aviation Administration.

Story and video: http://www.wfsb.com

EAST HARTFORD -- A small plane had to make an emergency landing near Pratt and Whitney Saturday.

East Hartford Lieutenant Litwin said that while the plane was traveling to its destination in Massachusetts, it suffered engine failure and had to land. The plane  had recently taken off from Hartford–Brainard Airport around 1 p.m.

The pilot of the plane landed it at an old runway near Pratt and Whitney, colliding with a security fence which caused minor damage to the windshield and propeller.

1 other person was on board along with the pilot when the plane crashed. Officials said that neither individual was injured.

Story and video:  http://fox61.com

EAST HARTFORD — A small plane apparently had engine trouble shortly after taking off from Hartford-Brainard Airport Saturday and landed on a runway at Pratt & Whitney at about 1 p.m., according to the East Hartford Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.

It appears that no one was injured when the Piper PA-28 came down, according to the East Hartford Police Lt. Deborah Mormino. The plane “reportedly lost engine power,” a statement from the FAA said.

Mormino said the incident was more of an unplanned landing than a crash, although at first it was reported to police as a crash.

She said the plane took off from Brainard Airport in Hartford and then developed some kind of engine trouble and landed on the East Hartford airstrip, but then veered off the runway and struck a fence.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause for the accident, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.courant.com

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