Monday, December 28, 2020

Sonex, N84WG: Incidents occurred December 28, 2020 and July 26, 2019 in Loudoun County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

December 28, 2020:  Aircraft experienced insufficient engine power and had to land in field. 


Date: 28-DEC-20
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N84WG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
Activity: PERSONAL
City: HAMILTON
State: VIRGINIA



December 28, 2020 -  An experimental aircraft made an emergency landing Monday afternoon near Purcellville, according to the Virginia State Police.

At 12:07 p.m. Monday, the state police were notified of an aircraft making an emergency landing. About 10 minutes later, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office located the privately owned experimental aircraft in a field in the 38,000 block of Piggott Bottom Road north of Purcellville.

The pilot, a 51-year-old man from Purcellville, and a 24-year-old male passenger from Fairfax were not injured in the incident. The aircraft was not damaged. The pilot made the cautionary landing when the engine began acting up, according to police.

The two men were on a recreational flight and had taken off from the Leesburg Executive Airport before the emergency landing. 

The police contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board about the incident.


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

July 26, 2019:  Aircraft lost propeller in flight.

Date: 26-JUL-19
Time: 12:20:00Z
Regis#: N84WG
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LEESBURG
State: VIRGINIA

1 comment:

  1. Great job. Picked nice flat bluegrass field and landed in proper direction, with the wind rows. Landing across wind rows much harder on gear and could result in nose over.

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