Monday, March 18, 2019

Cessna 152, N64895: Accident occurred March 15, 2019 at Madras Municipal Airport (S33), Jefferson County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Hillsboro Aero Academy LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 15, 2019 in Madras, OR
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N64895

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.

Lost control and inverted.

Date: 15-MAR-19
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N64895
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OREGON 

MADRAS, Oregon - A student pilot reportedly on his first solo flight apparently was doing well Friday afternoon -- until the end, when his "trainer" plane flipped upon landing at Madras Municipal Airport and came to rest on the snow beside the runway, officials said.

Madras police and Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 crews were called to the airport on Northwest Berg Drive shortly before 1 p.m., fire Capt. Kasey Skaar said.

Skaar said it appeared the pilot of the Cessna 152 single-engine plane was trying to land "and suffered some complications." The plane roll over its nose onto its top and came to rest in the snow about two-thirds of the way down the runway.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said the student pilot on his first solo flight had no passengers and was landing on a runway cleared of snow when the trouble arose. 

The pilot was able to climb out of the overturned plane without injuries, Skaar said.

With the help of the airport staff, any fuel or electrical hazards were mitigated. A salvage operation was expected to be completed later Friday. Skaar said Jefferson County EMS also assisted at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration will determine the cause of the crash, Skaar added. An FAA representative was not immediately available for comment.

FAA plane registration info indicated the plane is owned by Hillsboro Aero Academy.

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