Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Piper PA-28-180, N111TA: Accident occurred November 17, 2018 in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia

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

Failed to climb and crashed into woods.

Clear Blue Aviation LLC

Date: 17-NOV-18
Time: 16:12:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

A plane taking off from Redbone Run, a small grass airstrip southeast of Barnesville in Lamar County, crashed Saturday morning.

Redbone Run is part of a small flying community off of Community House Road.

Authorities responding to the crash found a small plane in the woods, occupied by four people. All four were transported to Macon Medical Center to be checked out for minor injuries.

The pilot told authorities that on takeoff, the plane appeared to have a mechanical failure and veered left. The pilot said they were at about tree-level when the failure occurred.

The investigation has been turned over to Federal Aviation Administration officials.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

Mechanical failure, veered left, tree top level? Got me scratching my head.

Anonymous said...

Plane in the pic doesn't look destroyed to me. I've seen crashed planes on here all torn up that are listed as substantial damage. I wonder if he was overweight and the plane wouldn't climb or perhaps stalled and dropped a wingtip.

Anonymous said...

4 people on a small plane plus full fuel = overloaded.
Especially if all 4 weigh the same as the average Joe from the street in America...