Monday, April 29, 2019

Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman, N68825: Accident occurred April 28, 2019 in Discovery Bay, Jefferson County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Port Townsend Aero Museum

Date: 28-APR-19
Time: 18:41:00Z
Regis#: N68825
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N1(PT17)
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Washington - One man was extricated from a Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman after it crashed Sunday afternoon on a Discovery Bay Beach spit, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

It happened in the 3500 block of Old Gardiner Road just after 1:30 p.m.

Pilot Neil Morrison and his passenger, Eric Taylor, were trying to make an emergency landing because the plane they were in was experiencing engine failure, officials said.

Officials said a witness near the beach told them they saw the crash.

Both men suffered injuries, but Taylor had to be extricated, officials said. The men were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. 

No word was given on the extent of their injuries.

The Port Townsend Aero Museum owns the plane and was able to recover it, officials said.

Original article can be found here ➤

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Washington — Two men were airlifted to a Seattle hospital Sunday afternoon after a Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman they were flying crashed just off the beach in Discovery Bay.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, pilot Neil Morrison and his pilot passenger, Eric Taylor, were flying the Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman owned by the Jefferson County Aero Museum when the plane experienced engine failure.

The plane crashed on the spit in the 3500 block of Old Gardiner Road while they tried to make an emergency landing.

Taylor had to be extricated from the plane, then both Morrison and Taylor were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. The plane was recovered by the museum. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Responding agencies included the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Discovery Bay Fire, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, Washington State Patrol, Fish & Wildlife, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Original article can be found here ➤

DISCOVERY BAY, Washington — The pilot and passenger of a Port Townsend Aero Museum-owned biplane were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after the plane crashed on a beach in Discovery Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Apeland said the Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman experienced engine failure above Discovery Bay and the pilot tried to land on the beach.

Names of the pilot and passenger were not available Sunday afternoon.

He said the wing struck the beach and the plane cart-wheeled before landing in shallow water.

Emergency personnel from many agencies were dispatched to the crash at about 1:36 p.m. after witnesses reported it.

Apeland said the pilot was able to get out of the plane but the passenger was trapped for 25 minutes.

“They had to cut part of the fuselage and take him through the bottom,” Apeland said.

“The top wing had collapsed.”

Apeland said the U.S. Coast Guard, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Fire District 2, Jefferson County Fire District 5, the State Patrol and state Fish and Wildlife responded.

The state Department of Ecology and the National Transportation Safety Board were advised of the wreck.

Original article ➤

DISCOVERY BAY, Washington --Two people were injured when a Boeing A75N1(PT-17) Stearman crashed on a beach along Discovery Bay Sunday afternoon.

It was just after 1:30 p.m. when the plane suffered engine failure, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing, but crashed on the spit in the 3500 block of Old Gardiner Road.

Both the pilot and passenger were hurt, with the passenger having to be freed from the wreckage, officials said. Both were flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but the extent of their injuries were not given.

The plane is owned by the Port Townsend Aero Museum and has since been recovered.

Original article can be found here ➤

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