Friday, October 5, 2018

Aeronca 7FC Tri-Traveler, N9855B: Accident occurred October 04, 2018 in Myakka City, Manatee County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

NTSB Identification: ERA19CA002
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 04, 2018 in Myakka City, FL
Aircraft: Champion 7FC, registration: N9855B

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.

Hit a concrete pylon and crashed in a field. 

Date: 04-OCT-18
Time: 17:56:00Z
Regis#: N9855B
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7FC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Dennis Hertenstein was taking off from a construction site off Taylor Road, Myakka City, when his small plane clipped a concrete piling. The plane cartwheeled and crashed. He crawled out with a leg injury and later Bayflighted. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified. - Manatee Sheriff

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Manatee County sheriff's deputies were on scene investigating the crash of a small, single-engine plane in the Myakka City area on Thursday.

The crash occurred off Rocky Creek Ranch.

According to the sheriff’s office, Dennis Hertenstein, 44, owns his own plane and flew to Myakka City from Lutz to operate an excavator.

After the day’s work, Hertenstein taxied out to a corner of a large pasture and began his takeoff run back toward the direction of the concrete pilings where he had been working.

He somehow did not get proper altitude and the plane’s wings were wobbling up and down.

He cleared the barbwire fence of the pasture, but clipped the right wing of the plane on a pile of concrete.

Hertenstein’s plane “cartwheeled” and landed about 50 feet away from the pile.

Hertenstein sustained multiple leg fractures, but managed to crawl out of the plane.

He was taken by coworkers to a safe area where EMS arrived and he was flown to a hospital.

Original article can be found here ➤

MYAKKA CITY - A 44-year-old man was injured in a plane crash Thursday afternoon near Myakka City, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The man flew his plane from Lutz and spent the day performing tests on concrete pilings with an excavator on a construction site off of Taylor Road in Myakka City.

After his work was done for the day, the man began his takeoff run from the corner of a large pasture, flying back toward the direction of the pilings, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

However, the plane did not achieve proper altitude, and its wings began wobbling up and down. The plane cleared a barbwire fence at the edge of the pasture, but the right wing was then clipped on one of the concrete pilings. The plane cartwheeled, landing about 50 feet southeast of the piling.

The crash occurred at 1:56 p.m.

The man sustained multiple leg fractures but was able to crawl out of the plane. Co-workers then moved him to a safe area until help arrived. 

Deputies and EMS crews were on scene by 2:23 p.m., and the man was then transported by Bayflight helicopter.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been informed of the crash, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Original article ➤

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