Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Van's RV-6, N12033: Accident occurred September 23, 2019 in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.


Date: 23-SEP-19
Time: 15:42:00Z
Regis#: N12033
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

MULBERRY, Florida (WFLA) – An experimental aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Mulberry on Monday morning.

The Polk County Sheriff’s office says a Van's RV-6 went down at 11:42 a.m.

Luke Fraiser, 34 of Wisconsin was on board the aircraft, but walked away without injury. John Ducey, 78 of Brooksville a flight instructor was at the controls and suffered serious injuries.

Ducey was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital as a trauma alert patient by Polk County Fire Rescue.

Rhonda Gonzalez lives near the crash site and says something didn’t sound right when the plane flew over her home.

“I was watching TV and I heard it come over my house real low and it didn’t sound right. I sounded like it was kind of spitting and sputtering, then all of a sudden I heard it crash,” said Gonzalez.

Polk County Fire Rescue says it amazing anyone survived given the condition of the downed plane.

“Anytime you have an accident that is that serious, anytime you have something falling from the sky, it’s always miraculous when somebody walks away, so blessed that he was able to do so and we hope the best for the second individual,” said Chris Jonckheer with Polk County Fire Rescue.

The crash investigation is being handed over to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Video access to crash site ➤ https://www.wfla.com

MULBERRY, Florida — One person was taken to a hospital and another declined treatment after a plane crashed Monday in Mulberry.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Vans RV-6 crashed shortly before noon in a wooded area behind a church in the area of Lower Meadow Road. The area had been cleared for power lines.

Luke Fraiser, 24, of Wisconsin and the owner of the plane, and 78-year-old John Ducey of Brooksville were in the plane, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Ducey was flying the Van's RV-6, authorities said.

The aircraft departed from Zephyrhills Municipal Airport shortly before the accident occurred.

People who live in the area said the two men narrowly dodged death.

"That's called luck and the good Lord was riding with him," said Jerry Singletary.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.baynews9.com

MULBERRY, Florida — A small plane has crashed in Mulberry, according to Polk County Fire Rescue.

Officials say a Van's RV-6 plane crashed near 4431 Lower Meadow Road, south of Hwy 60, on Monday.

Two people were aboard the plane: 24-year-old Luke Fraiser, the plane's owner, as well as 78-year-old John Ducey, a flight instructor. Ducey was transported as a trauma alert, while Fraiser refused treatment, according to officials.

According to Frasier, Ducey was flying the aircraft at the time of the crash.

The plane is described as 1995 Van's RV-6 experimental aircraft with tail number N12033.

The Federal Aviation Administration said, "the aircraft departed from Zephyrhills Municipal Airport shortly before the accident occurred."

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.

Story and video ➤ https://www.abcactionnews.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the powerline didn't have a more serious effect on the outcome. It looks like the crash site is a few miles south of the Lakeland airport. So often Pazuzu takes the occupants away but he was uninterested in these two.