Thursday, December 19, 2019

Champion 7ECA Citabria, N9566S: Accident occurred December 18, 2019 in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Starkville, MS
Aircraft: Champion 7ECA, registration: N9566S

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 trees.

Date: 18-DEC-19
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N9566S
Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 7ECA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

A pilot was injured when a plane went down on Old Highway 25 Wednesday afternoon, crash landing roughly 20 yards from a residence south of Poor House Road.

Battalion Chief Andy Sharp of the Starkville Fire Department said the SFD initially responded because emergency calls described the plane going down near George M. Bryan Airport.

Sharp said the SFD was first on-scene and the pilot was out of the aircraft when they arrived, moving and speaking on his own.

Oktibbeha County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the pilot was transported to OCH Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

OCH EMS Director Michael Hunt said the pilot was then airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo for precautionary treatment for a minor head injury.

There was no fire at the scene of the crash, and as a result, Rosenhan said the pilot likely ran out of fuel, which led to his descent.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash and provide its final explanation for its cause.

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Kristen Campanella confirmed the NTSB had been notified and officials from the Federal Aviation Administration will visit the site Thursday morning.

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office will secure the site until the NTSB takes over the investigation.

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