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Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee B, N5776W: Accident occurred November 23, 2019 at Simsbury Airport (4B9), Hartford County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

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NTSB Identification: GAA20CA094
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Simsbury, CT
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N5776W

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 was taxiing and a vehicle clipped the left wing.

Date: 23-NOV-19
Time: 13:46:00Z
Regis#: N5776W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

SIMSBURY – A small plane landing at Simsbury airport collided with a car that was crossing the runway this morning.

Airport officials say it happened about 8:40 a.m. when a Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee B was attempting to land. For as yet unknown reasons, a Honda Accord was crossing the runway. The plane, traveling at an estimated 40 mph, struck the car, flipped and landed on its back. Luckily the two people in the plane were shook up, but reported no serious injuries.

The driver of the car was also uninjured. No word yet if they will face any charges.

The airport was closed while emergency crews secured the scene and removed the plane, but reopened just before noon.

Airport Manager Brad Griswold said the Federal Aviation Administration is sending a representative to investigate the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤

A plane landing at Simsbury Airport crashed into a vehicle crossing the runway on Saturday morning, according to fire officials.

The impact caused the Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee B to flip over.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 8:40 a.m.

A flight instructor and a student pilot were in the plane. No one was injured, Fire Capt. Steve Hess said.

Vehicles aren't allowed on the runway, so it wasn't clear why the driver was attempting to cross the landing strip, Capt. Hess said.

The airport was expected to be closed for several hours.

Police said they are investigating the incident.

Original article ➤


Anonymous said...

What a weird accident, I'm really glad nobody got seriously injured. Simsbury is a great little airport but it doesn't have any gate to prevent a vehicle from accessing the runway. The runway is short at about 2200 ft., so there's no excuse for not being able to see a landing aircraft. It's not like there's a hill in the middle blocking the view of aircraft movement.

Anonymous said...

Not the first time a car on the runway interfered with a landing aircraft there.