Saturday, February 9, 2019

Cessna 150F, N6789F: Incident occurred February 02, 2019 on Knotts Island, Currituck County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Crashed and inverted in a marsh.

Date: 02-FEB-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N6789F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

CURRITUCK COUNTY, North Carolina (WITN) - A pilot is safe after a small private plane crashed on Knotts Island in Currituck County, according to Currituck County Fire-EMS.

Crews with the Currituck County Fire-EMS as well as Knotts Island volunteers responded to the crash around 5:11 p.m. Saturday along the 200 block of Island Bay Lane, Chief Ralph Melton said.

Once on scene, first responders found a small private plane still intact, but upside-down in the marsh off of Knight's Point, Melton said.

The pilot of the Cessna aircraft was not injured and was already out of the plane once crews arrived. Crews used a ladder to help bring him back onto dry land.

The plane took off from the Suffolk Executive Airport in Suffolk, Virginia and experienced mechanical trouble while flying near the island, Melton said.

The crash is under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤

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