Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mooney M20K 231, N5756W: Incident occurred December 09, 2018 near Lincoln Park Airport (N07), Morris County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York City

Force landed due to unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5756W

Date: 09-DEC-18
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N5756W
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PARAMUS
State: NEW JERSEY






UPDATE: In a random coincidence, a teacher featured in a PBS special about aviation this past week was involved in an emergency landing at the Paramus Golf Course early Sunday afternoon.

Three minor injuries were reported after the Mooney M20K 231 aircraft made an emergency landing around 12:30 p.m. on the fairway of the 9th hole off Paramus Road.

"Three minor injuries, none serious" -- two adults and a child, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg told Daily Voice.

A third adult on the plane, which the FAA said was headed to Poughkeepsie from Lincoln Park, wasn't injured.

Pilot Jonas De Leon, a science teacher at Gregorio Luperón High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan, participates in a national program that introduces youngsters to aviation.

The program was featured this past week on PBS.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://paramus.dailyvoice.com












PARAMUS - A small plane bound for Poughkeepsie, New York, landed on the ninth hole of the Paramus Golf Course shortly after noon Sunday after the pilot reported engine trouble, officials said. 

Three adults and a child were on board, and all four were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, said Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg. He said one adult wasn't injured, and the injuries to the other three were minor. 

The Mooney M20K 231 aircraft made a forced landing in Paramus at 12:15 p.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Rick Breitenfeldt.

The pilot took off from Lincoln Park Airport, Ehrenberg said. While flying over Paramus the pilot reported engine trouble. 

The course was not packed with golfers, but there were a few out on the course when the plane was beginning to land.

"I heard it and saw it hovering over," said Paul Dykes who was on the third hole.  "I kept thinking he was going to crash. We ran over. It looked like they were all in shock."

The plane landed on the fairway of the ninth hole, Ehrenberg said. 

"The woman in the plane was shaking," said Bob Wolff, who was playing a round of golf. "I'm in shock."

The FAA will investigate the incident, Breitenfeldt said. 

The Mooney aircraft is registered to Jonas DeLeon, according to flight records. According to a July article in Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, DeLeon has been a pilot since 1993 and is a teacher at Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan.

According to the article, DeLeon convinced the school to invest in aviation courses in the hopes to get students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

DeLeon was not listed as a patient Sunday night, a hospital operator said. 

Paramus Golf Course remained open Sunday, a course official said. Holes one through seven along with the 17th and 18th holes were open after the landing.

The incident was enough to deter Dykes. 

"That plane crash stopped my golf concentration," he said. "Imagine if the course was full."

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

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