Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Aeronca 7AC, N85222: Incident occurred August 03, 2020 in West Unity, Williams County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aircraft crashed during landing due to a gust of wind ending up on its nose and wing.

Date: 03-AUG-20
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N85222
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: OHIO

West Unity – The Defiance Post is investigating a plane crash that occurred in a bean field near County Road 19.50 and County Road I.50 in Brady Township, Williams County. The crash happened on August 3rd around 1:00 PM and involved a Aeronca 7AC.

The plane was traveling westbound and attempting to land at a private landing strip. The plane tires caught the bean field prior to reaching the landing strip. This pulled the front of the plane down, causing the plane to strike the field and overturned as it came to rest.

The pilot of the plane, Rodney J. Britenriker, age 77, of West Unity, Ohio was treated at the scene by Williams County EMS.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Williams County EMS, and Brady Township Fire and Rescue.

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