Sunday, July 12, 2020

Lancair 320, N103MD: Incident occurred July 04, 2020 in San Jose, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aircraft departed, engine failure and landed in residential neighborhood.

Date: 04-JUL-20

Time: 22:43:00Z
Regis#: N103MD
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

SAN JOSE — A small plane made an emergency landing in a park Saturday, authorities said.

The plane came to a rest on its belly in Hillview Park, near the Reid-Hillview Airport. San Jose Fire personnel confirmed they were called to the scene.

Preliminary information from the scene indicated that the pilot of the Lancair 320 reported engine trouble immediately after taking off from Reid-Hillview Airport around 3:15 p.m., spokesman Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot was the only person onboard the aircraft, Gregor said. He was not seriously injured, fire officials said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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