Friday, December 11, 2020

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N19801: Accident occurred December 11, 2020 at Dexter Regional Airport (KDXE), Penobscot County, Maine

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.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Location: Dexter, ME 
Accident Number: ERA21LA074
Date & Time: December 11, 2020, 12:27 Local
Registration: N19801
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N19801
Model/Series: 172M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Dexter, ME
Destination: Dexter, ME

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.004508,-69.237437 (est)

DEXTER, Maine — The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed with NEWS CENTER Maine that a Cessna 172M Skyhawk flipped over on the runway at Dexter Municipal Airport around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Airport manager Roger Nelson also confirmed the incident said the initial word was that there were no serious injuries. The runway was closed while crews responded. 

The Dexter Fire Department says crews arrived and found the pilot out of the plane and uninjured.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration says the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates as they become available. 

After the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board gave the OK, the plane was removed and the runway reopened to air traffic. Units cleared the scene around 2 p.m., the fire department said. 

1 comment:

  1. Stub your toe in snow, over you go. Winter is in charge.


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