Friday, August 14, 2020

Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six C, N4817S: Accident occurred August 10, 2020 at Montauk Airport (KMTP), Suffolk County, New York

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

Location: Montauk, NY 
Accident Number: ERA20CA282
Date & Time: August 10, 2020, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N4817S
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4817S
Model/Series: PA32 260
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMTP,7 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.075553,-71.921943

Three people escaped injury when a small plane they were in crashed as it landed at the Montauk Airport Monday afternoon.

The Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six C skidded off the runway and careened into the brush on the side of the runway at the East Lake Drive airport.

According to, the plane took off from Westchester County Airport at 11:35 a.m. and touched down in Montauk at 12:15 p.m. The pilot told police he was landing when the plane hit a windshear, hit a wing, and went off the runway.

Both wings were badly damaged, but the fuel line appeared to be untouched.

The Montauk Airport is closed until the plane can be towed. A woman who answered the phone at the airport said no one was hurt and that “it was more of an incident.” The FAA will conduct a routine investigation.

The Montauk Fire Department received a report of a crash at about 12:45 p.m. (The discrepancy in time is unclear). Emergency medical service personnel responded and checked out the pilot and two passengers on board. No one was transported to the hospital, Chief Mickey Valcich said through a spokesman.

Two pumpers and fire police personnel also responded. The East Hampton Town police also responded.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website, the plane is owned by Rick Oliver of Pearl River, which is located in Rockland County, New York. Police confirmed Oliver was the pilot.

The Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six C had made several trips over the past week, including a trip from Westchester to Montauk on August 3rd, and then a return trip just a few hours later.

1 comment:

  1. ".. but the fuel line appeared to be untouched."

    Hard to see in the photo...