Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bellanca 8GCBC Scout, N391KM: Incident occurred July 27, 2018 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Landed in a field.

Blues Air LLC:

Date: 27-JUL-18
Time: 19:51:00Z
Regis#: N391KM
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 8GCBC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Two men received minor injuries Friday when the single-engine plane they were in crashed near Three Creeks in Union County.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in from Columbia County at 1:11 p.m. Friday near Salem Road. Sheriff Ricky Roberts said the two unnamed men were contracted by a local company to fly over and check pipelines when “it appears that they had ran out of gas.”

“They were trying to land in the dirt road that goes down between this cutover,” Roberts said. “They touched down and the plane hit a hill and it just flipped over. … They were trying to make it back to the airport to refuel when they ran out.”

Roberts said the two men, both from Cleveland, Mississippi, and working with Blue Airlines, suffered minor injuries.

“They’re lucky,” Roberts said. “They’re very blessed is what they are.”

Original article can be found here ➤

JUNCTION CITY, Arkansas -- Authorities in Union County, Arkansas, say no one was hurt when a small plane crashed there this afternoon.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m. today near Near Union County Road 203 and Salem Rd west of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Law enforcement and fire department officials found the plane, owned by Blue Airways of Mississippi, upside down.

The pilot told authorities he thought the plane had enough fuel for a 3 and 1/2 hour flight, but it didn't. He said the plane hit an embankment while he was trying to land and ended up in a clear-cut field.

Original article can be found here ➤

UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - About 1:10 p.m, a plane from Blues Air out of Cleveland, Mississippi had to make an emergency landing on a dirt road in a clearing in Union County.

It was just off of Highway 15 near the Louisiana State Line.

According to Union County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Charlie Phillips, the airline had been contracted to inspect pipe lines for leaks. Phillips said the plane forgot to fill up with gas before take off. Upon landing, the plane flipped, causing slight damage to the craft.

The two individuals on board suffered bumps and scrapes.

Original article can be found here ➤


Jim B said...

Seems to me they should have been inspecting the fuel gauges.

A very expensive mistake.

Anonymous said...

and they worked