Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ERCO 415-C, N2101H: Accident occurred May 06, 2019 in Suamico, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

https://registry.faa.gov/N2101H

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA245
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 2019 in Suamico, WI
Aircraft: Ercoupe 415 C, registration: N2101H

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.

Made emergency landing in a field, spun and inverted.

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 17:53:00Z
Regis#: N2101H
Aircraft Make: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH
Aircraft Model: 415 C
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: ROSENDALE
State: WISCONSIN

ROSENDALE - A  70-year old Suamico man was able to walk away from a plane crash in a rural farm field in Fond du Lac County Monday afternoon with only minor injuries. 

Pilot Gary W. Dornfeld said he met wind sheer-like conditions that downed his plane at about 12:50 p.m. in the area of Triangle Road and Fond du Lac County M in the town of Rosendale, according to Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Lt. Chris Dobyns. 

A witness was able to reach the plane and reported to the sheriff's office that Dornfield was able to get out of the airplane and was standing in the field when he got there. 

Dornfeld was flying from Pulaski to Juneau when he encountered what he described as turbulent air or wind shear-like conditions. He tried to maintain control of the airplane, he said, but was unable to and attempted to make an emergency landing in the field. 

Dornfeld told officers he lost control of the ERCO 415-C and it came to rest upside down in the field, causing significant damage to the aircraft.

 The 70-year-old was transported by ambulance to Ripon Medical Center Hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash investigation will be conducted by the sheriff's office, along with National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.

Rosendale Fire Department and Ripon Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.fdlreporter.com

A 70-year-old man from Suamico sustained minor injuries in a plane crash in the Town of Rosendale on Monday, May 6th. 

A caller first reported the crash near the area of Triangle Road and County Highway M just before 1 o’clock. The witness told dispatchers the airplane had crashed into a field and that the plane was still occupied. 

The man, who was identified as Gary W. Dornfeld of Suamico, was able to get out of the airplane on his own.

Dornfeld told Sheriff’s Deputies he was flying from Pulaski to Juneau when he encountered what he described as “turbulent air or wind shear like conditions.” Dornfeld said he could not maintain control of the airplane, so he attempted to make an emergency landing in the field – something that the conditions he was experiencing made even more difficult. The ERCO 415-C sustained significant damage as a result of the crash.

Dornfeld was transported by ambulance to Ripon Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kfiz.com

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