Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, N30321: Accident occurred July 29, 2019 at Vernal Regional Airport (KVEL), Uintah County, Utah


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.


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https://registry.faa.gov/N30321

Date: 29-JUL-19
Time: 12:32:00Z
Regis#: N30321
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 162
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: VERNAL
State: UTAH




Uintah County Sheriff News Release

Two people were seriously injured early this morning when the Cessna 162 Skycatcher they were in stalled during takeoff. The plane was occupied by an 18 year old female and her 27 year old instructor. 

The instructor was demonstrating a take off technique when the plane stalled approximately 100 feet in the air. The instructor attempted to get power back, but was unsuccessful as the plane crashed onto the shoulder of the runway and then skidded across it where it came to rest in a grassy area.

Both occupants were transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center for treatment. One of the victims was later transported to SLC for further treatment.

The crash will be further investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.





VERNAL — Two people suffered serious injuries after a plane crashed after taking off in Vernal Monday morning, authorities say.

An 18-year-old student pilot and her 27-year-old flight instructor both were injured, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office.

The plane stalled about 100 feet in the air while the instructor was demonstrating a takeoff technique, the sheriff's office said. The instructor tried to get power back but was unsuccessful.

The plane crashed on the shoulder of the runway, skidding across the runway and coming to rest in a grassy area, according to the sheriff's office.

Both people were taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center for treatment, the sheriff's office said. One of the patients was then taken to Salt Lake City for further treatment, but it was not clear which person.

The Cessna 162 Skycatcher “sustained substantial damage," according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.

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VERNAL, Utah, July 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were seriously injured in a small plane crash in Vernal on Monday morning.

The Cessna 162 Skycatcher was occupied by an 18-year-old woman and her 27-year-old instructor, according to a news release from the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office.

“The instructor was demonstrating a takeoff technique when the plane stalled approximately 100 feet in the air,” the news release said. “The instructor attempted to get power back, but was unsuccessful as the plane crashed onto the shoulder of the runway and then skidded across it where it came to rest in a grassy area.”

Both occupants were transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal for treatment. One of the victims was later transported to Salt Lake City for further treatment.

The crash will be further investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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

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