Friday, September 6, 2019

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N4638R: Incident occurred September 04, 2019 near Greenfield Municipal Airport (KGFZ), Adair County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines

Aircraft lost power and crashed into cornfield.

Chrystal Motorsports LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4638R

Date: 04-SEP-19
Time: 12:20:00Z
Regis#: N4638R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: GREENFIELD
State: IOWA




Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater shared via press release this afternoon that Wednesday, September 4th, at 7:10 a.m., his office received a cellular 911 telephone call reporting that an adult male had walked to the caller's residence stating that he had been in a plane crash.

First responders from Fontanelle Fire and Rescue, Fontanelle Police and the Adair County Sheriff responded to the area approximately 1 mile northwest of Greenfield.

The operator of the 1966 Piper Cherokee 140 aircraft was identified as 59-year old Eric William Crystal of Jefferson. Chrystal was transported to the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield with suspected minor injuries and was later released.

The plane crashed into a cornfield, coming to rest on its top. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board with their investigation.

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

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