Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pietenpol Air Camper, N438CW: Incident occurred August 19, 2019 near Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport (61C), Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Aircraft crashed in a field after takeoff. 


Date: 19-AUG-19
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N438CW
Aircraft Make: PIETENPOL
Aircraft Model: AIR CAMPER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin - A plane crashed near the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport on Monday morning.

According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a single-engine plane crash north of the airport at 11:56 a.m.

When authorities arrived to the scene, deputies spoke with the pilot, who did not suffer any injuries and was the only one inside the plane.

The pilot said the plane had engine failure during takeoff and tried returning to the airport. Unable to make it back, he instead landed the plane in a field. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted regarding the incident, and the investigation of which has since been turned over to them. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs58.com

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