Friday, July 24, 2020

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N7020Q: Incident occurred July 22, 2020 near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (KBHM), Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft made a forced landing 1/4 mile short of the runway. 

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Date: 22-JUL-20
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N7020Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

Officials from the airport released the following statement concerning the emergency landing.

“At approximately 4:31pm, an Alert III call was issued to Airport Operations at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. A Cessna 172L Skyhawk was on the approach to land on Runway 24. The pilot reported a loss of power but was able to land safely on the hill near Runway Drive and Eastlake Boulevard outside of the airport fence. No injuries have been reported. The operations at the airport were not interrupted and both runways remain open.”

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