Sunday, September 08, 2019

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N85199: Incident occurred August 30, 2019 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft made emergency off airport landing on interstate. 

Date: 30-AUG-19
Time: 19:49:00Z
Regis#: N85199
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: CHAMPION
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A plane landed on U.S. Interstate 22 in the Jasper area on Friday afternoon. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA issued the following statement: 

"At approximately 2:20 pm on this date, ALEA Communications – Quad Cities was notified of an aircraft landing on Interstate 22 near Jasper in Walker County. The pilot of the single-engine plane successfully performed an emergency landing in the westbound lanes near mile marker fifty-eight after the aircraft lost power.  The pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft.  There were no injuries or property damage reported.  The pilot was able to restart the aircraft and taxi under escort off the interstate to a nearby parking lot for further inspection.  Any inquiries for additional information should be directed to the Federal Aviation Administration.  No further information is available from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency."

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. i would love to talk to the person who did the last annual..... they prob missed something. maybe a case of engine failure here. that's what annuals are for folks! guess he missed the runway somehow! and landed on a road. weird .

  2. Not total engine failure; he restarted it and taxied off the Interstate. Anyway, you can bet they're going over that baby with a fine-tooth comb!