Saturday, August 4, 2018

Van's RV-6A: Accident occurred August 04, 2018 at Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

A pilot and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after what authorities described as a hard landing at Greeley-Weld County Airport.

Greeley police responded about 11:30 a.m. to a report of a plane crash at the airport. Upon arrival, Greeley police learned a Van's Aircraft RV-6A had landed nose first and overturned on one of the runways, said Lt. Rafael Gutierrez, spokesman for Greeley police. 

The pilot and passenger were taken to North Colorado Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

A Van's Aircraft RV-6A is a two-seat, single-single engine aircraft with a top speed in excess of 200 mph. It is classified as an "experimental" airplane and can be homebuilt as part of a kit. The plane costs about $50,000, but the extent of the damage to this aircraft is unknown.

The airport manager alerted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board about the crash, Gutierrez said. 

There was no information as of 6 p.m. Saturday if a formal investigation was underway.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.greeleytribune.com

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