Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cessna R172K Hawk XP II, N758KQ: Incident occurred August 24, 2019 on Lake Anna, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond

Aircraft attempting a water landing and collided with a wooden berm.

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Date: 24-AUG-19
Time: 20:25:00Z
Regis#: N758KQ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Virginia -- Two people suffered minor injuries after their seaplane hit an embankment on the banks of Lake Anna Saturday afternoon Spotsylvania County.

Troopers were dispatched to a report of a plane crash at 3318 Fisherman’s Way just before 4:30 p.m.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that a Cessna R172K Hawk XP II attempted to land on the water when the plane contacted the water the floats caused the plane to go back up in the air," Sgt. Brent Coffey with Virginia State Police said. "As the plane came back on the water it collided with an embankment on the shoreline."

The pilot, 64-year-old John J. Grieff of Brooksville, Florida, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital with minor injuries.

Officials said an adult passenger also had minor injuries.

Coffey said no one on the ground was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash.

State police said the crash remains under investigation.

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

SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia (WRIC) — Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday with minor injuries after the seaplane they were in hit an embankment on the shoreline of Lake Anna as they attempted to land on the water. Virginia State Police are currently investigating the incident.

State Police responded to 3318 Fisherman’s Way in Spotsylvania County after receiving reports of a crash that took place at 4:27 p.m. The plane’s floats, according to Virginia State Police, apparently hit the water and the plane went back up into the air before it hit the embankment.

The pilot, 64-year-old John J. Grieff from Florida, was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with minor injuries. A passenger, only identified as an adult, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported, Virginia State Police said.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wric.com

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