Monday, November 26, 2018

Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Pup, N1916Z: Accident occurred November 26, 2018 at Rio Vista Municipal Airport (O88), Solano County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA075
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 26, 2018 in Rio Vista, CA
Aircraft: Darren M. Vinelli Sopwith PUP, registration: N1916Z

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.

Aircraft veered off runway and overturned.

Date: 26-NOV-18
Time: 20:35:00Z
Regis#: N1916Z
Aircraft Make: SOPWITH
Aircraft Model: PUP
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

RIO VISTA — A escaped without injury after a small plane overturned during landing at an airport, authorities said.

The plane, an Airdrome Sopwith Pup with a tail number of N1916Z, was landing at Rio Vista Municipal Airport about 12:30 p.m. Monday, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

Federal Aviation Administration records list the plane as a fixed-wing single-engine model built from a kit.

No information was immediately available about the circumstances that led to the crash or any plane damage, but Gregor said the FAA will investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤

RIO VISTA (CBS13) — A man flying a World War I replica biplane flipped over Monday while practicing landing in crosswinds at Rio Vista Municipal Airport, police said.

Police said the plane caught a gust of wind and flipped over in the landing, but the pilot was able to walk away unharmed.

Both Rio Vista police and firefighters responded to the incident. Officials closed the runway for two hours while righting the plane and moving it to a hangar.

The man was flying an Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Pup.

Original article can be found here ➤

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