Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Glasair I RG, N118CV: Accident occurred January 06, 2020 near Mount Sterling-Montgomery County Airport (KIOB), Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft clipped tops of trees and crashed near Interstate 64.


Date: 06-JAN-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N118CV
Aircraft Make: NEW GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: 1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kentucky (WKYT) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a small plane has crashed in the county.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. Monday near the 108-mile marker on Interstate 64 near the old rest area. It's also close to the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Airport.

The sheriff's office tells WKYT the pilot was attempting to land at that airport when the plane lost power.

Investigators say he radioed the tower, saying he was going to crash land. The pilot clipped some trees before landing.

Investigators say only the pilot was on board, and he has a leg injury.

Dr. Kelly Johnson, of Lexington, drove past the crash and said it looked like a single-engine aircraft tried to land on the interstate.

Johnson said the plane looked like it made a hard landing in the mud.

Johnson also heard sirens as first responders made their way to the scene.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wkyt.com

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kentucky (LEX 18) — An aircraft is down near I-64 at a former rest area off mile marker 108 in Montgomery County.

First responders are on scene after a single-engine plane landed off the highway.

Montgomery County Sheriff has confirmed that there are no deaths.

The pilot of the aircraft is okay and was transported to the hospital.

According to officials, the pilot was practicing touch-and-go landing. The pilot is experienced and has to practice touch-and-go landing to keep his certification.

The pilot realized he was having some type of engine failure and was trying to get to the airport.

The pilot was able to get out of the aircraft and was helped by Good Samaritans who got off the exit to help.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.lex18.com

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