Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N6705E: Accident occurred July 29, 2020 at Columbia County Airport (1B1), Hudson, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

https://registry.faa.gov/N6705E


NTSB Identification: ERA20CA269
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Hudson, NY
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N6705E

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


Aircraft lost control after takeoff, tried to land in the grass next to runway and ended up in a wooded area.


Date: 29-JUL-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N6705E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HUDSON
State: NEW YORK







GHENT, New York (NEWS10) — An 87-year-old pilot crashed his Cessna 172N Skyhawk plane near Columbia County airport Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

Just after 2 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported plane crash at the Columbia County Airport on Route 9H in Ghent.

The first deputy on the scene of the crash discovered Fred DeFilippis, 87, of Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, who climbed out of the plane unaided and walked away without any injuries.

In addition to being the pilot, DeFilippis was also the sole occupant of the Cessna 172N Skyhawk. He crashed into the wooded area east of the runway shortly after taking off from the airport, reporting that it suddenly veered left for no reason.

DeFilippis received a check-up from emergency medical personnel and refused any further treatment.

https://www.news10.com

2 comments:

  1. "He crashed into the wooded area east of the runway shortly after taking off from the airport, reporting that it suddenly veered left for no reason."

    Another Geriatric crash report on KR. I'm sorry Gramps, but 172s are about as easy flying as it gets. Note the 10 degrees of flaps still set. Old timer should have hung it up long ago.

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  2. No one wants to quit, but there comes a time.....

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