Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cessna 182A Skylane, N4092D: Incident occurred July 20, 2020 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft experienced engine failure and landed on a highway and hit a vehicle.

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Date: 20-JUL-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N4092D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Members of the Exeter Township Police and Fire departments had to deal with a unique traffic issue Monday night.

Around 9:30 p.m., a Cessna 182A Skylane landed on Route 422 near Daniel Boone Road.

The pilot, identified as Travis Robins, 22, was forced to make an emergency landing when the plane's engine failed, according to Sgt. Sean Fullerton of the Exeter Police.

Robins of New York was able to land the plane on the highway, navigating through vehicles and only striking one, causing minor damage.

Fire officials credited the "young hero pilot" with saving the lives of two others onboard the plane, including copilot Raymond Sunny, 24, of Philadelphia and an unidentified passenger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Robins and Sunny had successfully flown the plane from Lancaster to a New Hampshire airport earlier Monday and were on the return trip to Lancaster when the Cessna 182A Skylane engine failed, Fullerton said.

"That kind of stuff happens real fast," he said, explaining the plane was already on the ground by the time police were alerted by Berks County Emergency Dispatch in response to several 911 calls.

The plane was towed from the scene, Fullerton said.

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