Friday, October 11, 2019

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N8078X: Accident occurred October 10, 2019 near Dayton Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY), Montgomery County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati

GC Aviation Services-1 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N8078X

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA017
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Dayton, OH
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N8078X

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 into vehicle while attempting to land at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY).

Date: 10-OCT-19
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N8078X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTON
State: OHIO




WASHINGTON TWP. — Two pilots involved in small plane crash on Spring Valley Pike in Washington Twp. Thursday afternoon have been identified.

Alexandra Robau, of Beavercreek, was the private pilot initially in command and Corinne Barnes, of Miamisburg, was the commercially licensed pilot who took over controls, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sinclair Community College confirmed that both pilots are involved in its pilot program.

Both are students and one is also an adjunct flight instructor.

“This flight was not a Sinclair training flight, was not connected with our program, and the plane used is not Sinclair equipment,” said Deena John, a spokesperson for the college

The Piper PA-28-181 Archer II was heading to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport when it crashed after experiencing engine issues.

The plane hit a BMW at the intersection during the crash.

The pilot was attempting to land in a nearby cornfield, but the plane was too low to make it over high tension wires.

Both pilots were seen walking around after the crash, but were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be serious, according to OSHP.

The Federal Aviation Administration website shows that the Piper PA-28-181 Archer II that crashed was registered Wednesday, and that the certificate was issued to GC Aviation Services-1 LLC, 10600 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg.

The company has 13 other small planes, all of which were registered Wednesday and nine that were flown Thursday, FAA records show. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.journal-news.com




WASHINGTON TWP., MONTGOMERY COUNTY —  A small plane crashed onto Spring Valley Pike at Yankee Street Thursday afternoon and slammed into a BMW at the busy residential intersection. 

The Piper PA-28-181 Archer II left the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in the morning for Michigan and was headed back to the Miami Twp. airport with two pilots aboard — one with a commercial pilot license and a second with a private pilot license — when the aircraft around 4 p.m. experienced engine trouble, Sgt. Jeff Kramer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton Post said.

The private pilot was flying the plane when the engine issues began, and then the commercial pilot took control, Kramer said. 

The pilot was aiming to land in a nearby cornfield, but the plane was too low to make it over high tension wires so they touched down on West Spring Valley Pike and struck the car at the Yankee Street intersection in Washington Twp. about two miles from the airport. 

Both pilots — a Beavercreek woman and a Springboro woman — were taken to a local hospital and were still there Thursday evening. Their injuries were not believed to be serious, Kramer said.

News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy spoke to the BMW driver, who said he did not want his name released just yet because he hadn’t been able to reach his wife. He said he is OK but “a little wound up.” He detailed what happened around 4 p.m. while he was returning home from running errands. 

“I was just driving down Yankee, north on Yankee going toward Spring Valley and I got almost in the intersection or slightly in the intersection and out of the corner of my eye I saw a plane coming at me from Spring Valley, from the west of Spring Valley,” he said. “I didn’t have much of a chance to react or get out of the way and the next thing I knew the thing hit me, hit the rear of the car and spun me around.” 

He said he had to process that it really was a small plane that hit him. 

“I sat there a few minutes after I got hit, and thinking ‘OK toes move, feet move, arms move, legs move, seem to be OK.’” 

Witnesses and the pilot were among people who came up to his car to check on him, he said. 

The plane had to be low at the point of impact because it did not hit the light, he said. 

He said he thinks he is OK, but “a little shook up. Not everyday you get hit by a plane.”

A second car was just inches from striking the aircraft’s right wing, and it was remarkable that there were no serious injuries or more vehicles involved in the crash, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Haines said. 

Federal Aviation Administration investigators said they are on the way and released a statement Thursday evening that the agency did not yet have information on the origin of the flight of the plane that “crashed under unknown circumstances into a vehicle while on approach to land at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport located in Montgomery County south of Dayton.” 

The Federal Aviation Administration website shows that the 1979 Piper aircraft that crashed was registered Wednesday, and that the certificate was issued to GC Aviation Services-1 LLC, 10600 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg. The company has 13 other small planes, all of which were registered Wednesday and nine that were flown Thursday, Federal Aviation Administration records show.

Original article ➤ https://www.daytondailynews.com

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I was one of the witnesses. I was on the bus on the way home when I saw a plane coming down and I thought it was my imagination. Snc it wasn't when it hit the ground. It was frightening.