Friday, August 23, 2019

Van's RV-4, N844: Incident occurred August 22, 2019 in Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Aircraft landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N844

Date: 23-AUG-19
Time: 03:14:00Z
Regis#: N844
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MILE FALLS
State: WASHINGTON



Spokane County Sheriff's Office

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene of small aircraft that experienced a mechanical problem forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in an open field. The pilot and the sole occupant was uninjured.

On August 22, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a small airplane, Van’s RV-4, that was forced to land in an open field near the 14400 block of N. Dover Road.

The uninjured adult male pilot stated the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure just after takeoff from the Deer Park Airport. Unable to safely keep the small plane in the air, he located an open field and made an emergency landing. The plane was damaged due to the hard landing but intact.





NINE MILE FALLS, Washington  — A pilot is okay after making a hard landing in a field in  Nine Mile Falls Thursday evening.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a Van’s RV-4 plane  that was forced to land in an open field off of N. Dover Road. 

It happened around 7:30 p.m., the sheriff's office said. 

Fire crews on scene said the pilot is okay. No other injuries were reported.

The pilot told deputies the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure just after he took off  from the Deer Park Airport.  The pilot was unable to safely keep the small plane in the air, so he located an open field and made an emergency landing.  The plane was damaged due to the hard landing, but is still intact the sheriff's office said.

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




No one was injured when a small plane carrying two people made an emergency landing in an open field near Nine Mile Falls on Thursday night, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot told sheriff’s deputies the aircraft, a Van’s R-4, experienced a mechanical failure just after takeoff from the Deer Park Airport around 7:30 p.m.

Unable to safely keep the small plane in the air, he located an open field near the 14400 block of North Dover Road and made an emergency landing, the sheriff’s department said in a Facebook post.

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

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