Friday, October 19, 2018

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N924MM: Accident occurred October 18, 2018 at Lynchburg Regional Airport (KLYH), Campbell County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft went off the end of the runway into a fence.

Liberty University

Date: 18-OCT-18
Time: 14:56:00Z
Regis#: N924MM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

An airplane owned by Liberty University made an emergency landing at Lynchburg Regional Airport shortly after takeoff, announced Len Stevens, executive director of external communications for the university.

Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk took off from the airport with a student pilot and flight instructor on board (the latter a university employee and LU graduate). The aircraft encountered a problem soon after departing, and the pilot radioed to the control tower, alerting air traffic control to the problem.

The pilot successfully made an emergency landing but was unable to stop the plane before it rolled off the end of the runway and landed nose-down after going over the edge of an embankment past the elevated runway, Stevens added.

“Both occupants of the airplane walked away without a scratch,” Stevens reported. “The NTSB and the FAA have both been notified, and they will be talking over the investigation at this point,” he added.

Original article can be found here ➤

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- UPDATE: Len Stevens, a spokesperson for Liberty University, says a Liberty University Cessna 172S Skyhawk took off when it lost power.

The pilot radioed the tower before flying the plane to a landing and running off the side of the runway, according to Stevens.

There are no reports of injuries in the crash, but the plane was damaged.

The Lynchburg Regional Airport’s emergency services and LUPD have responded.

ORIGINAL STORY:  The Liberty Marketing department confirmed a Liberty owned plane crashed this Thursday morning at the Lynchburg Regional Airport.

Liberty says that the crash occurred from a loss of power as soon as the plane was taking off.

Before crashing, the pilot radioed to the tower that the plane was going off the runway. The plane suffered damages, but there were no fatalities or reported injuries of the pilot.

Original article can be found here ➤

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