Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Piper PA-24-400 Comanche 400, N8533P: Incident occurred August 07, 2020 in Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field.


Date: 07-AUG-20
Time: 21:29:00Z
Regis#: N8533P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – We are expanding this report after learning about a second emergency landing in Robertson County on Friday.

On Tuesday, a gyrocopter crashed on take-off just outside the Robertson County Airport.

According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the crash occurred just after 8 am.

Officials tell Smokey Barn News that, after refueling, the MTOSport 2017 in a Northerly takeoff with one passenger onboard, seemed to lack sufficient airspeed for flight causing the gyrocopter to crash or hard land at the end of the runway just outside the airport fence.

The gyrocopter set down feet from Hwy 41 N. The FAA is investigating the crash. The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency is asking the public to stay clear of the wreckage.

The Nashville based pilot, known to frequent the Springfield/Robertson hub, was not injured in the crash. A passenger was also uninjured.

The pilot of the downed gyrocopter was picked up at the scene by another helicopter, officials said.


The second (or technically the first crash/forced emergency landing) occurred back on Friday when another aircraft (a PA-24-400 Piper Comanche) lost engine power and had to make an emergency landing in a bean field off Dortch Rd near Glen Raven.

According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the accident occurred just before 5 pm Friday afternoon when the engine lost power and oil sprayed out forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Like the first incident, the pilot was able to successfully land the craft without injury to the pilot or passenger.


1 comment:

  1. Incredible save by the pilot of the Piper. The Comanche 400, for its part, is an outstanding aircraft, both powerful and beautiful. Glad everyone is okay. Was this a fuel starvation issue?