Sunday, November 15, 2020

Mooney M20B, N74507: Incident occurred November 15, 2020 Newton, Cache County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft unable to restart engine during engine failure simulation, landed in a field and gear collapsed. 

Date: 15-NOV-20
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#: N74507
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

NEWTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews responded to an aircraft “alert incident” north of Newton on Sunday afternoon.

Officials say a small plane experienced an engine malfunction, forcing it to land without power near Newton Reservoir. Station 50, Squad 50 and battalion 3A of the Newton Fire Department responded to the plane malfunction.

The occupants of the plane were able to exit the aircraft and were not injured.

The plane reportedly experienced minor damage to its propeller, but no fuel or fluids were leaking from the aircraft.

Crews stayed on scene until law enforcement showed up.

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