Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739RT: Accident occurred September 27, 2019 at Plant City Airport (KPCM), Hillsborough County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Bartow Municipal Airport Development Authority

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA580
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 2019 in Plant City, FL
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N739RT

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft experienced a gust of wind on landing and then veered off runway into a ditch.

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 13:20:00Z
Regis#: N739RT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

PLANT CITY – A single-engine plane crashed on September 27th while landing at the Plant City Airport, according to the Plant City Police Department.

The pilot, Talin L. Beach, 18, of Mulberry, was the sole occupant of the aircraft. He suffered minor injuries that did not require him to be taken to a hospital.

The crash happened about 9:25 a.m. at the airport, 4007 Airport Road.

Police said the plane was trying to land when it “experienced a wind-related event causing the pilot to brake heavily before losing control of the aircraft. The plane, a Cessna Model 172, left the runway to the north, went down a shallow incline and into a canal before coming to final rest.

The extent of damage to the aircraft is unknown at this time, however it appears to be minor. There was no damage to any additional airport buildings or assets. The incident was contained within the Plant City Airport property.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and will conduct an independent investigation. A representative from the airport responded as well and secured the airplane for the FAA investigation.

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