Friday, July 24, 2020

⛳ Ayres S-2R-R1340 Turbo Thrush, N3104S: Accident occurred July 12, 2020 near Keokuk Municipal Airport (KEOK), Lee County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft crashed landed on golf course. 

Wayson Air LLC

Date: 12-JUL-20
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N3104S
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: IOWA

A small plane landed on the golf course at the Keokuk Elk’s Club on Sunday after apparently having engine troubles.

Several 911 calls were reported to the Keokuk Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday saying a plane had gone down somewhere near Lincoln Avenue.

It was soon reported that the plane was near hole 4 on the golf course. The dispatcher reported witnesses calling 911 said it appeared the pilot was out of the plane and was OK, though reports were not yet available to confirm that.

The Keokuk police, Keokuk Fire Department and Lee County EMS responded to the scene, driving out onto the course to get close to the aircraft.

Two witnesses saw the plane fly over them at about 10th and Bank streets and said it sounded like the engine of the plane was cutting out. When it passed over them, the engine sounded like it shut off completely and it looked like the plane was going to have to find a place to land.

The FAA was contacted shortly after noon and the administration told local law enforcement that they would have someone in the area as soon as possible.

KEOKUK, Iowa (WGEM) — A plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a southeast Iowa golf course on Sunday.

The plane landed on the Elks Fairview Golf Course in Keokuk shorty before 11:30 a.m.

Keokuk Police said Patrick Jones, of Australia was test flying a crop-dusting aircraft from Hayti, Missouri, to Vinton, Iowa.

Jones had planned to stop at the Keokuk Municipal Airport, but experienced engine trouble and as forced to land on the golf course.

No injuries were reported.

The matter is still under investigation by the Keokuk Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.

1 comment:

  1. I find it hilarious the guys are still playing through. Don't mind the course obstacle and emergency vehicles on Hole #4 that happens to be a crashed turboprop crop duster! This is Caddyshack material. Only missing Al, Ty, Judge Smails, Carl, and The Gopher!