Friday, July 13, 2018

Cessna 150H, N50183: Accident occurred July 11, 2018 in Lakeview, Baxter County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

Crashed under unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N50183

Date: 12-JUL-18
Time: 01:35:00Z
Regis#: N50183
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150H
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LAKEVIEW
State: ARKANSAS

A Russellville, Arkansas, pilot has been transported to a Springfield hospital after his light plane crashed into trees shortly after takeoff Wednesday evening.

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office reports that Jeremy Wayne Saul, 38, suffered injuries when his aircraft was found to be off the end of the airstrip in the tree line at Gaston's White River Resort landing strip.  

The aircraft was a fixed wing single-engine Cessna 150H.

Saul was the only person aboard. According to the sheriff's office, Saul was attempting to take off from the airstrip. 

Saul was transported by air ambulance to a medical facility in Springfield. The accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.  

Wednesday's crash was the second in a month at Gaston's White River Resort. On June 18, pilot Eric S. Neff or Norfolk, Virginia, was flying over the landing strip at Gaston's to check the conditions of the grass runway.

According to the Baxter Bulletin, Neff performed a steep banking turn and lost power to the single-engine 1996 A-36 aircraft. Neff, now in an emergency, lined up to land on the strip at Gaston's.

However, as he began his emergency approach, he spotted people walking on the landing strip. Neff diverted to an adjacent hay field and put the plane down on its belly.

Neff's co-pilot, a Nashville, Tennessee, resident, reported suffering a minor injury as a result of the emergency landing. Neff and the plane's third occupant were not injured.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.news-leader.com

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