Saturday, June 02, 2018

Progressive Aerodyne Searey, N273GH: Incident occurred June 02, 2018 in Gladewater, Upshur County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft with floats, did not lift landing gear upon landing on lake, aircraft rolled on lake.

Date: 02-JUN-18
Time: 12:40:00Z
Regis#: N273GH
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

GLADEWATER - The pilot of an ultralight plane walked away with minor injuries Saturday morning after a rough-water landing in Lake Gladewater, the Gladewater Fire Department reported.

The fire department said the pilot was able to remove the plane from the lake.

Gladewater authorities did not release the name of the pilot or indicate whether the pilot sought medical attention. The Upshur County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Champion EMS also responded to the crash.

The ultra-light crash was the second plane crash in the Longview area in two days. Two men walked away at about 7:30 a.m. Friday after their aircraft went down near a northeast Longview neighborhood south of Page Road. 

The pilot, Randall Coggin, told authorities that he experienced engine failure and made a hard landing of the fixed-wing, single-engine plane. Coggin, 74, and passenger Coby Melvin, 67, both of Longview, were treated at the scene.

The Longview police and fire departments along with DPS responded to the Friday crash. DPS spokeswoman Sgt. Jean Dark said officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration headed to the site to conduct an investigation

Original article can be found here ➤

The pilot of a small ultralight plane is okay after crashing into Lake Gladewater early Saturday morning.

KETK has learned that the crash happened near a gated neighborhood on the lake. 

We are told the pilot was trying to land his personal plane on the water, something he has done in the past. However, for an unknown reason his plane was unstable during the landed and flipped. 

The pilot was able to escape with only minor injuries before the aircraft went underwater.

With the help of multiple agencies, the plane was pulled from the water. 

Authorities who help patrol the lake say planes landing on the lake can happen, but this is rare. 

Original article ➤

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