Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Bushby Mustang II, N4854Y: Incident occurred June 29, 2019 at Woodland State Airport (W27), Clark County, Washington

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

While taxiing off runway, aircraft hit a pothole and flipped over.


Date: 29-JUN-19
Time: 14:35:00Z
Regis#: N4854Y
Aircraft Make: BUSHBY
Aircraft Model: MUSTANG II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

No injuries were reported after the Woodland Police Department and Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to an upside-down plane Saturday at Woodland State Airport.

The officers arrived around 7:35 a.m. to find a plane upside-down and the pilot outside the aircraft. The pilot of the two-seat plane landed it and was taxiing when it struck a depression off the runway, flipping the vehicle.

Brian Clark was driving northbound on Interstate 5 at that time and saw the plane coming in for a landing. He sees planes take off and land there regularly, so he didn’t think much of it. When he looked back again, though, he saw the front wheel touch down and make “a puff of dust or smoke,” he wrote in an email.

“When my eyes went back to looking at the plane, I saw the wings of the plane were completely vertical, and that’s when I realized the plane was flipping and continued to barrel roll,” he wrote. “Again, I looked at the road, saw that I was clear still and looked back toward the air strip, and the plane was windows down flipped upside-down (with) dust flying.”

Clark pulled off the highway and backed up as he saw the pilot exit the plane. He yelled to see if the pilot was OK, but didn’t get a response. The pilot bent down to check something, and when he popped up, Clark yelled again to check on him.

The pilot looked over and waved him off, telling him everything was OK, Clark wrote.

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

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