Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N2491M: Incident occurred August 21, 2018 in Hertford County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed in river and flipped over.

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Date: 21-AUG-18
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N2491M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

HERTFORD, Co., N.C. – A plane capsized in the Chowan River Tuesday afternoon.

The plane was reported down near Holiday Island and officials said the plane had the ability to land on water.

While making a landing the pilot touched down in the water and one of the supports to the wing of the plane malfunctioned, the official said.

The plane then capsized with two people on board, the pilot and a passenger learning to fly.

Both of the passengers survived the landing with no injuries, the official said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

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