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Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7731P: Incident occurred March 15, 2019 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

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Date: 15-MAR-19
Time: 22:46:00Z
Regis#: N7731P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - Troopers say there are no injuries reported in a single plane landing gone wrong at North Texas Regional Airport in Grayson County.

Troopers now say a mechanical malfunction is believed to be the cause of the landing that shut down one runway of Perrin field for several hours just before six.

They say 71-year-old Roderick Tatchio was alone in the 1961 single-engine plane.

He wasn't hurt.

The plane is registered to a Sherman architecture firm with the same name.

Troopers say the switch for the landing gears was engaged at the time of the crash but they did not deploy.

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