Thursday, June 13, 2019

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N8300P: Accident occurred June 12, 2019 at Cambridge Municipal Airport (KCDI), Guernsey County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA340
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Cambridge, OH
Aircraft: Piper PA24, registration: N8300P

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.

Aircraft made hard landing and veered off runway.

Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N8300P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — The State Highway Patrol and the FAA are investigating a plane crash that took place at the Cambridge Municipal Airport on Wednesday night.

Troopers were called to the scene just before 10:30 p.m. The plane, piloted by 56-year-old Jeffery Lafave of Centerville, Ohio landed at the airport and skidded off the left side of the runway and went into a ditch. Fire and rescue also responded to the scene. The pilot suffered only minor injuries.

The FAA advised the Patrol to secure the Piper PA-24-250 Comanche into a hangar at the airport.  The Highway Patrol’s Aviation Center was notified as well.

An investigation into the crash is on-going. Wet conditions due to rain at the airport may have been a factor in the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤

A Centerville pilot suffered minor injuries when the Piper PA-24-250 Comanche he piloted skidded off the runway and crashed into a ditch at the Cambridge Municipal Airport Wednesday night. 

Jeffery S. Lafave, 56, suffered injuries to both hands during the crash, but was able to extricate himself from the airplane. 

The accident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m., according to the Cambridge post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and debriefed about the accident. 

According to reports, Lafave was landing at the airport when the Piper PA-24-250 Comanche skidded off the left side of the runway and into the ditch. 

Emergency medical personnel from United Ambulance, Cambridge Fire Department and Byesville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene along with patrol troopers. 

Cambridge firefighters reported no fuel leaked from the airplane, which suffered moderate damage. 

Crews were requested at the hangar Thursday morning to pull the Piper PA-24-250 Comanche out of the building after fuel began leaking overnight. Byesville firefighters were dispatched to help contain the spilling fuel. 

The highway patrol reported the FAA advised troopers to have the aircraft removed from the ditch and secured in a hangar at the airport. The highway patrol’s Aviation Center was contacted along with the patrol’s HUB in Columbus.

Original article can be found here ➤

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