Friday, November 06, 2020

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N282KZ: Incident occurred November 06, 2020 in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft flipped over on Lake Red Rock after landing hard. 

Shawver Aviation

Date: 06-NOV-20
Time: 18:05:00Z
Regis#: N282KZ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: IOWA

An amphibious plane has been left floating in Lake Red Rock Friday after it flipped upside down as the pilot was attempting to land. 

The pilot and passenger both escaped the plane with no injuries, according to chief deputy Troy Fisher with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office was notified of the incident around 12:07 p.m.

The private plane had taken off from the Knoxville Municipal Airport. 

It's unknown at this time whether the plane flipped due to a pilot or mechanical error, Fisher said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called regarding the incident. 

Fisher said there is not a concern about the plane leaking oil or gas into the water.

The plane will likely be taken out of the water tomorrow. Buoys will be set up around the plane to prevent boats from hitting the plane.

MARION COUNTY, Iowa — Two people survived a plane crash in Marion County uninjured, according to authorities.

According to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a seaplane overturned after hitting water.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office did not specify where the accident occurred.

Authorities said neither of the occupants of the plane suffered injuries and it is unclear if mechanical or pilot error caused the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Aviation Administration, Corp of Engineers and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Knoxville Township Fire Department, Knoxville City Rescue, and Marion County Emergency Management also assisted at the scene of the crash.

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