Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sonex, N612RF: Accident occurred October 11, 2019 at Whidbey Air Park (W10), Langley, Island County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle


NTSB Identification: GAA20CA018
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 11, 2019 in Langley, WA
Aircraft: FOXWORTHY RICK A SONEX, registration: N612RF

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 under unknown circumstances short of runway.

Date: 11-OCT-19
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N612RF
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Update: The aircraft involved was a small homemade plane. The owner was the pilot and was on approach to the field. He lost engine power and his wing clipped a tree. The plane did a flat spin then landed on its top and caught fire. Its pilot was injured then airlifted to Providence in Everett and the extent of his injuries is not known at this time. The plane’s cockpit was completely destroyed by the fire.

Earlier: South Whidbey Fire/EMS responders are on scene of an airplane crash at Porter Field. The one occupant onboard was injured and is being airlifted to Everett Providence Hospital for further treatment. The plane burned during the crash and was extinguished by responders.

-South Whidbey Fire/EMS

A pilot is lucky to be alive after his small aircraft crashed Friday at Porter Field on Whidbey Island.

Fire crews who were called to the scene said the pilot was the only one on board and he was injured and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

The plane caught fire and burned during the crash but fire crews put out the flames, South Whidbey Fire/Emergency Medical Services officials said.

Officials with Whidbey Airpark said the aircraft was a home-built Sonex and the crash happened while the pilot was returning from his flight.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the aircraft crashed short of the runway.

No information was provided on the pilot's specific injury.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. 

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