Friday, September 7, 2018

Cubcrafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS, N71BN: Incident occurred August 31, 2018 near Fairfield County Airport (KLHQ), Lancaster, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Crashed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N71BN

Date: 31-AUG-18
Time: 17:48:00Z
Regis#: N71BN
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11 160
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: LANCASTER
State: OHIO



Short field landing.








HOCKING TOWNSHIP - A 65-year-old man from North Carolina was not hurt after his small plane crashed into a Fairfield County field Friday.

The man, from the Raleigh, N.C. area, crashed the plane around 2 p.m. after experiencing engine failure at 2,000 feet.

The crash occurred near the 2000 block of Lancaster-Circleville Road just past the Lancaster city corporation line.

The man said he did not want to give the Eagle-Gazette his name because he had not yet spoken to his insurance company or the Federal Aviation Administration. He was the only person on the yellow 2009 Carbon Cub SS.

"I was approaching downwind to enter Fairfield County Airport and I started experiencing engine power loss," the man said. "It became evident I was not going to be able to make the field, so I set up for a landing in this bean field."

He said the plane was OK on the initial contact with the ground, but flipped over on its back after rapidly decelerating.

"I was so close," the pilot said. "I was just 3 miles from the airport."

Skies were mostly clear, so he said he had a good view of the airport from the air.

The man was flying to Fairfield County for a funeral. "Not mine," he said, laughing.

He said his plane suffered significant strut damage to the left wing, a bent propeller and a cracked windshield.

"The aircraft lands at a very slow speed, so it's really difficult to get injured in a situation like this," the pilot said. "And in the field, the beans probably cushioned the impact as the plane flipped over."

He said the incident scared him "a little bit."

First responders included the Hocking Township Fire Dept., Ohio Highway Patrol the the Lancaster Fire Dept.

Original article ➤ https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com

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