Saturday, October 12, 2019

American Champion 8GCBC Scout, N632K: Accident occurred October 12, 2019 near Henry's Lake Airport (U53), Island Park, Fremont County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Ralph R Pocock Farms Inc

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Island Park, ID
Aircraft: Champion 8GCBC, registration: N632K

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 partially nosed over in the mud after landing in a field.

Date: 12-OCT-19
Time: 20:18:00Z
Regis#: N632K
Aircraft Model: 8GCBC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: IDAHO

HENRYS LAKE – A plane crash in Island Park is currently under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries tells a single-engine plane crashed on a landing strip off state highway 87 near Henrys’ Lake Saturday afternoon.

The call came in around 2:15.

The plane flipped over after it landed. Humphries did not know the type of airplane or what caused the crash, but the pilot walked away without any injuries. His name has not been released. He is from Sugar City.

A witness who saw the crash wrote on Facebook,

“There was a lot of effort put forth by those who were first on the scene, from emergency response to deputies, ambulance and state patrol, for someone that was trying to land a perfectly good plane.”

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. An investigation is underway with more details forthcoming.

Original article ➤

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A 20-year-old Sugar City man walked away from a small plane crash in Island Park Saturday.

Dawson Pocock was trying to land his single-engine plane on an airstrip near Henry’s Lake.   Somehow it flipped to its top.

Pocock was not seriously hurt and was not taken to the hospital.

People who were fishing on the lake at the time said the plane was circling very slowly just before the crash.   It happened around 2:15 p.m.

There is no runway at Henry's Lake, just a field with a windsock that is a designated airstrip.

The field was snow-covered at the time which may have contributed to the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the crash.

Story and video ➤

HENRY’S LAKE - A single-engine airplane coming in for a landing at the Henry’s Lake Airstrip overturned upon landing Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries.

“The airplane is upside down,” said Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries.

Humphries reported the incident occurred at 2:18 p.m. An ambulance was called but was soon sent back home by Fremont County Sheriff’s deputies.

Recent rainy and snowy weather may have contributed to the accident, he said. 

“The pilot was landing and apparently the wheels hit a soft spot. The runway up there is not paved. It’s a dirt runway. We’ve had a lot of moisture up there the last little while,” Humphries said.

It wasn’t known where the pilot was from or the amount of monetary damage to the airplane.

Original article ➤

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