Thursday, August 20, 2020

Cirrus SR20, N94RS: Incident occurred August 19, 2020 at Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field (KBTL), Calhoun County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft made a hard landing and veered off runway.

Western Michigan University

Date: 19-AUG-20

Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N94RS
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan — Battle Creek police are headed to the location of an emergency landing.

An emergency call came about 3:45 p.m. August 19th, 2020, after a small plane made an emergency landing near South Airport Road at the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field.

Preliminary reports state the landing gear to a plane flown by a Western Michigan University aviation student collapsed during a landing.

Plane was pulled from the runway to a hangar at the Western Michigan University College of Aviation.

The student was on a solo flight.

The investigation will be handled by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Police said no one was injured.

Battle Creek police and firefighters were called to Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday after officers said a single-engine plane that was landing bounced on the runway and began leaking fuel. The 20-year-old female pilot from Western Michigan University School of Aviation was uninjured.

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