Sunday, July 21, 2019

Comp Air 7 SLX, N12ZT: Accident occurred July 20, 2019 at Jefferson City Memorial Airport (KJEF), Callaway County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Comp Air Wings LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA443
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Jefferson City, MO
Aircraft: VALLDEJULI JOHN A AEROCOMP, registration: N12ZT

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 rollover on landing.

Date: 20-JUL-19
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N12ZT
Aircraft Model: AEROCOMP 7
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

JEFFERSON CITY - The runway at Jefferson City Memorial Airport is back open after a small plane overturned Saturday morning.

The Comp Air 7 SLX overturned just after 11 a.m., JCFD officials said in a news release. Firefighters found the plane about 10 feet off the runway.

The pilot got out of the plane uninjured before responders arrived, officials said.

Crews immediately shut the runway down and diverted incoming planes to nearby airports. The runway was back open by 2:30. 

Assistant Jefferson City Fire Chief Tim Grace said the crash was caused by strong crosswinds striking the plane while the pilot was practicing touch and go landing.

The incident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Jefferson City Fire Department

At 11:11 am on July 20th, the Jefferson City Fire Department responded to a reported aircraft incident at 500 Airport Rd. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a Comp Air 7 SLX on its top approximate 10ft off the runway. The pilot self-extricated prior to arrival and refused medical care. The runway was immediately shut down and incoming planes were diverted to neighboring airports. The cause of the incident is under investigation emergency response personnel remain on the scene.

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