Friday, October 18, 2019

Ercoupe 415-C, N2585H: Accident occurred October 17, 2019 near Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ), Brazoria County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Alvin, TX
Aircraft: Ercoupe 415, registration: N2585H

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 crashed in a field under unknown circumstances.

Date: 17-OCT-19
Time: 17:35:00Z
Regis#: N2585H
Aircraft Make: ERCOUPE
Aircraft Model: 415
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

MANVEL, Texas — A pilot was not injured after crash landing his small plane in a subdivision in the Manvel area Thursday morning.

This happened in the Martha’s Vineyard subdivision just east of County Road 99 and Highway 6.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety say the pilot was flying in from Senora and headed to the Pearland Airport when the plane ran out of fuel.

Witness video of the landing shows that the plane rolled once before coming to a stop.

Fortunately, the plane did hit any structures when it landed.

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  1. That dropped like a brick from the sky,not a very good glide it seems on the old Ercoupe.

  2. The Ercoupe did not appear to glide very well,it dropped very sharply out of the sky.

  3. "...dropped like a brick from the sky..."
    That would be the Piper Cherokee PA-28-180 if I didn't get it into glide right away.