Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N7450R: Accident occurred December 24, 2019 at Cortland County Airport (N03), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Aircraft flipped over during landing.

Date: 24-DEC-19
Time: 21:03:00Z
Regis#: N7450R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

CORTLAND COUNTY, New York — A small plane crashed on the runway at the Cortland County Airport after hitting a snowbank.

According to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, a small engine plane carrying only the pilot had been practicing take-offs and landings on Christmas Eve when it hit a snowbank lading about an hour into the practice session.

Deputies say the pilot was able to exit the plane on his own before being transported to a nearby hospital. Deputies say the pilot had a cut on his head. The injury is not considered life threatening.

The plane, which is a 1966 Piper Cherokee appears to be totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The airport runway was closed for around three and a half hours before the plane could be removed and the runway reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original article can be found here ➤

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