Thursday, March 7, 2019

Cessna 150F, N6917F: Incident occurred March 06, 2019 near Bob Sylvester Airpark (2G5), Granite Shoals, Burnet County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Crashed in a field.

Date: 06-MAR-19
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N6917F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Two men, who were on their way to Llano, survived an emergency landing into an empty lot in Granite Shoals. 

The incident happened about 1:15 Wednesday, March 6 at the intersection of Hilldale and Baker Street, a few blocks from the community's air strip. 

Police reported the Granite Shoals men in the single-engine aircraft said shortly after take off they heard what seemed to be engine problems. 

The men refused treatment at the scene.

Other than the aircraft, there was no damage to nearby property. 

The FAA will conduct an investigation.

Original article ➤

Three passengers in a small aircraft walked away from a crash landing in Granite Shoals on March 5.

The three Granite Shoals residents were flying in a 1966 Cessna 150 aircraft on their way to Llano from the Bob Sylvester Airpark in Granite Shoals.

A witness contacted the Granite Shoals Police Department between about 12:30 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. to say a plane had grazed treetops on the corner of Barker and Hilldale drives. It spun then came to a stop in the brush and cactuses at the corner of the two streets.

Police officers were on the scene throughout the afternoon.

“They had trouble with the plane and were over (Lake LBJ) and circled back to land and just landed in a field,” City Manager Jeff Looney said.

Police Chief Gary Boshears said this is only the second such crash in Granite Shoals in 13 years.

“The pilot turned back around when he started having mechanical issues and put it down here,” he said.

Passengers were “shaken up but in good spirits,” Boshears said. “They were thanking the Lord everybody was OK.”

Because it is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, city officials declined to release the names of the passengers.

Original article can be found here ➤


Anonymous said...

3 souls onboard a Cessna 150? Either a case of typo and it was a 172 or reckless and careless operation of an aircraft and thrown the book at them!

Chris Kilgus said...

3 people in a Cessna 150!

Anonymous said...

Three Occupants? That's a two place aircraft!! And only if the two occupants are lightweight!.