Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B, N7227F: Incident occurred June 07, 2019 near Merrymeeting Field Airport (08B), Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft crashed on takeoff.

American Classic Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7227F

Date: 07-JUN-19
Time: 14:48:00Z
Regis#: N7227F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BOWDOINHAM
State: MAINE



BOWDOINHAM, Maine — A small single-engine airplane crash-landed in a front yard in Bowdoinham Friday morning shortly after takeoff, but first responders say the pilot and a passenger escaped injury.

The single-engine Piper Cherokee landed on a lawn near 36 Teal Road shortly after experiencing a problem during takeoff from the airstrip at Merrymeeting Field. One of the plane’s landing gear broke off during the landing.

The plane crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m.

John McMullen was outside on his driveway and witnessed the incident.

McMullen said the plane had landed once or time already. The plane was taking off again headed towards the nearby Cathance River.

“All of a sudden I heard the engine roaring and roaring,” he said. “He was trying to get power to it.”

McMullen said the pilot aborted the takeoff and dropped off the end of the runway into his yard.

“Luckily it just tore up a couple strips of sod and the wheel broke off,” he said.

Martin Farmer, Vice President of the American Classic Flying Club based in Brunswick was on scene Friday representing the club. He confirmed flying club member John Favreau was flying the plane.

“We’re unsure at this time of what exactly happened,” he said. “The best news is everyone walked away and no one got hurt.”

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will investigate the incident.

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B is registered to American Classic Aviation, according to FAA record. Its certification was up to date. American Classic Aviation operates a flying club out of Brunswick Landing, formerly Brunswick Naval Air Station.

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



BOWDOINHAM, Maine (WGME) -- Officials said a plane slid into a yard on Teal Lane in Bowdoinham Friday morning.

Officials said no one was hurt and there was no environmental damage. There were two people on board at the time.

A witness said the plane was taking off and didn’t get enough power for a liftoff and ended up going past the runway and down onto his lawn.

It is a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B plane and is owned by American Classic Aviation out of Bowdoinham.

Story and video ➤ https://wgme.com



BOWDOINHAM, Maine  — A small single-engine airplane crash-landed in a front yard Friday morning shortly after takeoff, but first responders say the pilot and a passenger escaped injury.

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee B landed on a lawn near 36 Teal Road shortly after experiencing a problem during takeoff from the airstrip at Merrymeeting Field. One of the plane’s landing gear broke off during the landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and will investigate the incident.

The plane, which was built in 1968, is registered to American Classic Aviation, according to FAA records. Its certification was up to date. American Classic Aviation operates a flying club out of Brunswick Landing, formerly Brunswick Naval Air Station.

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

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