Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Zenith 601 XL, N105JT: Accident occurred October 22, 2018 near Freeman Field Airport (3JC), Junction City, Geary County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

https://registry.faa.gov/N105JT

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 22, 2018 in Junction City, KS
Aircraft: Zenith CH601, registration: N105JT

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.

Lost control while trying to close canopy, crashed into a field.

Date: 22-OCT-18
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N105JT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: ZENITH 601 XL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: JUNCTION CITY
State: KANSAS

Junction City, Kansas (WIBW) - A Junction City pilot is uninjured after making an emergency landing Monday evening, according to Kansas Highway Patrol.

Mark Gorman, 67, took off from the Junction City Airport when the canopy of his plane came open at 2500 feet.

The pilot was unable to maintain flight elevation and landed in corn stubble three quarters of a mile south of the intersection of Crider Rd and Old U40.

Gorman was wearing his safety restraint at the time of the incident.

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

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