Friday, June 29, 2018

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N8440F: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (KRUQ), Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

Made a forced landing in a field.

Sky High Flyers Flying Club Inc:

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 20:08:00Z
Regis#: N8440F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32 300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - An unknown amount of fuel spilled due to a hard plane landing at an airport in Rowan County Friday afternoon.

According to the Salisbury Fire Department, a small aircraft crash landing happened at the Mid-Carolina Airport.

Mid-Carolina Airport officials said it appears the aircraft’s engine went out and they had to make an emergency landing which resulted in the hard landing.

Officials say all passengers were free and no injuries were reported.

Rowan Communications said there is no word on how much fuel was spilled.

Everything going forward at the airport will be precautionary, such as securing the runway and cleaning up the fuel spill, according to Rowan Communications.

WBTV's Sky 3 flew over the scene after the landing happened.

Fire officials said crews are applying foam at this time.

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According to Salisbury Fire Department, a small plane has crashed at Mid-Carolina Airport Friday afternoon.

The fire department reports all of the people on board are free and there are no reported injuries.

Hazmat crews are on scene assisting fire rescue.

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