Saturday, September 22, 2018

Aeronca 15AC Sedan, N1356H: Accident occurred September 21, 2018 in Lake Shannon, Livingston County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Float aircraft flipped over while taxiing.

Date: 21-SEP-18
Time: 22:46:00Z
Regis#: N1356H
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 15AC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

A Deerfield Township pilot and his passenger are fine after the float plane they were in flipped over Friday night.

Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Lake Shannon at about 6:47pm on the report of an airplane crash. Upon arrival it was determined that a single engine float plane, owned and piloted by 57-year-old Harmon Pierce, had successfully landed and was taxiing to the owners dock when a strong wind gust flipped the plane upside down in the water. Pierce and an 18 year old male passenger were able to escape the plane unharmed and were rescued by a boater on the lake.

Deputies on scene were assisted by members of the Hartland Area Fire Authority and Livingston County EMS. A report was made to the Federal Aviation Administration and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Original article can be found here ➤

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Authorities are investigating an incident that occurred Friday night on Lake Shannon in Hartland Township.

A seaplane had successfully landed on Lake Shannon, located east of U.S. 23 and north of M-59, and was taxiing when wind caught the wings and knocked the plane over.

The two people in the plane were not injured.

Original article can be found here ➤

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