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Chance Vought F4U-7 Corsair, N965CV: Incident occurred May 14, 2019 at Jerome County Airport (KJER), Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Crashed during aborted takeoff.

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Date: 14-MAY-19
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N965CV
Aircraft Model: F4U 7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: IDAHO

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A vintage airplane crashed Tuesday morning at the end of the runway at the Jerome County Airport.

The Jerome County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot was the only individual in the aircraft, and that the individual was treated by Magic Valley Paramedics and then released. Jerome Rural Fire District and sheriff’s office responded to the crash.

A sheriff's deputy said the fixed wing aircraft, an F4U Corsair, was traveling eastbound on the runway getting ready to take off. However the pilot was not able to complete the takeoff, and the plane hit a ditch before going air bound and belly flopping on the ground. He said there was no fire but the breaks were smoking. Emergency responders were notified at about 9:19 a.m.

"The pilot appeared to be either very minor injury, or no injury," said Jerome County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Nicholson. "Maybe a slight abrasion to the hand, but that was about it that I observed. I didn't know anything else that was too damaging."

Nicholson said however, it's possible the individual could've sought out or needed further medical treatment following being released by paramedics.

The National Travel Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and are believed to be coming to investigate. Deputy Nicholson, confirmed that the investigation has been handed back over to local authorities.

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JEROME — A vintage aircraft didn’t quite make it off the runway at the Jerome County Airport early Tuesday morning.

Jerome County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash of the 1950s-era F4U Corsair with Marine Corps markings at 9:19 a.m, according to a press release from Sheriff George Oppedyk. The plane attempted to take off when, for unknown reasons, it veered off the runway and through a fence.

John O’Connor, 70, was the pilot of the plane. He was the sole occupant and declined to be taken to the hospital by paramedics. The plane had significant damage to the landing gear, propeller and wings, Oppedyk said.

The Chance Vought F4U-7 Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines.

Jerome Rural Fire Department and Magic Valley Paramedics assisted the Jerome County Sheriff with the incident, which is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Bureau.

Crews used a crane to lift the damaged plane Tuesday afternoon.

Original article can be found here ➤

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