Friday, July 6, 2018

Evektor Sportstar, N902HB: Accident occurred July 05, 2018 near Triangle North Executive Airport (KLHZ), Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA394
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 05, 2018 in Louisburg, NC
Aircraft: Evektor Aerotechnik SPORTSTAR, registration: N902HB

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft was turning from base to final during practice landings. Aircraft reportedly stalled and impacted the ground in a wooded field and came to rest nose down.

Date: 05-JUL-18
Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N902HB
Aircraft Model: SPORTSTAR RTC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - A pilot is expected to be OK after his aircraft went down Thursday at an airport in Franklin County officials said.

Maurice Evans, 45, of Louisburg, was in training for takeoffs and landings. It was his third solo flight. 

The plane went down into a wooded area around 4 p.m. at the Triangle North Executive airport, which is located at 440 Airport Rd. just off U.S. 401 near Louisburg.

The aircraft wings appear to be torn off but the pilot walked away and is expected to be OK.

The Federal Aviation Administration has taken over the investigation.

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LOUISBURG, N.C. (WTVD) -- A pilot trying to land a single-engine plane at the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg on Thursday afternoon crashed into the treeline about a half a mile from the end of the runway, Franklin County Chief of Staff Terry Wright said.

The plane started to spiral when the pilot was attempting to land.

The pilot received a minor shin injury, but will not be transported to a hospital.

Authorities said the five-point harness likely saved the pilot's life.

The plane is still stuck in the trees and crews are investigating the wreckage.

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LOUISBURG, N.C. — A pilot was able to walk away from a plane crash Thursday afternoon in Franklin County.

Authorities said the crash occurred in a wooded area near the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg just after 3:30 p.m.

Authorities said pilot Maurice Evans was the only person onboard the two-passenger aircraft at the time of the crash.

Officials said Evans was in training, practicing his takeoffs and landings, when the plane's engine stalled. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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