Friday, November 30, 2018

Cirrus SR20, N343BZ: Incident occurred November 28, 2018 at Pickens County Airport (KJZP), Jasper, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Lost control and struck two (2) vehicles and two (2) hangars.

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Date: 28-NOV-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N343BZ
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Jasper, Georgia – A small plane has collided with multiple vehicles at the Pickens County Airport on Wednesday, November 28th, causing minor injuries to two.

Public Information Officer Kris Stancil of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office stated that the National Transportation Safety Board would be conducting the interviews and investigations on why the crash occurred, but the Sheriff’s Office was called to assist with the incident.

Stancil said that at this time, it appears the plane may have lost control at some point in its landing process and “clipped another parked plane on the runway and then drove into, actually three different vehicles that it made contact with. One took the brunt of the front of the plane more than any of the others.” Stancil did note that the vehicles were unoccupied resulting in the two in the plane being the only injuries from the accident.

Stancil said the two people only received minor injuries and are being treated now for those injuries.

As for the three vehicles, the plane had veered off the runway and struck them near a garage. Stancil said that while one took the plane’s impact head on and another received significant damage including busting out the windows, the third vehicle only received scrapes and minor damage. Authorities were able to move the third vehicle from the scene.

Though Stancil said that no major fires erupted after the accident, he did note that fuel had been spilled onto the pavement. One plane was reported to have been delayed for take-off at the time of the accident.

At this time, National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation of this unusual incident.

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Anonymous said...

Cirrus 1,vehicles zero. Those Cirrus plane are tough. Could use one in the 5 o’clock traffic here!

Aviddds said...

They have to be.
They're always crashing!
Two in the last 2 days right near me.
This guy botched a landing, turned 90 degrees and came within 10 feet of my mechanic.
The other one ran out of gas.
The planes are probably fine.
What's with the pilots?

Anonymous said...

The bottom line on many of these is the successful guy had the money for the plane so he bought one. After all, how hard can it be?

Anonymous said...

Aviddds where is the data that it ran out of gas. That is contrary to what the pilot stated to a few that knew him personally.

Unknown said...

Exactly! The pilot of the accident airplane settling to the ground under the brs parachute onto the Kennesaw College campus said he observed sparks from under the engine cowling followed by a loss of engine power -- he didn't run out of gas!