Saturday, September 07, 2019

Piper J3C-65 Cub, N3482N: Incident occurred August 31, 2019 near Warwick Municipal Airport (N72), Orange County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro

Aircraft suffered engine problems and crash landed in lake.

Date: 31-AUG-19
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N3482N
Aircraft Make: Piper Cub
Aircraft Model: JC3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

Warwick, New York, Fire Department
August 31, 2019

This morning, at 10:05 am, Warwick Fire Department was dispatched to a plane in the water at Wickham Lake on the airport side. Upon arrival, a small plane was down, in the water, the two (2) passengers were able to safely exit the aircraft and swim to shore. The aircraft had a mechanical problem and the pilot chose to place the aircraft into the water. No injuries reported. Thank you to the Volunteers who responded, the Warwick EMS, Warwick PD and State Police.

WARWICK, New York (CBSNewYork) – The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a lake in Orange County Saturday morning.

The plane went down in Warwick, which is about 50 miles north of Manhattan.

The tail-end of the two-seater could be seen sticking up out of Wickham Lake.

After hitting the water, the two men aboard the plane escaped uninjured and swam ashore.

“They had just taken off Warwick Airport, experienced some engine problems, turned around to return to the airport. At that point they felt it was a better option and safer option to land in the water and that’s what they did,” Lt. John Rader of the Warwick Police Department said.

The plane has been pulled from the lake, and federal aviation officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

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1 comment:

  1. That poor Cub,hope someone can rebuild her and get her flying again.