Monday, January 25, 2021

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N2875B: Incident occurred January 23, 2021 in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio 

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field.

RAS Aviation LLC

Date: 23-JAN-21
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N2875B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: AVON
State: OHIO

AVON, Ohio (WOIO) - There were no injuries after a plane had to make an emergency landing in an Avon cornfield after the engine suddenly quits, Avon Police said.

Avon Police was notified by Cleveland-Hopkins Control Tower about the Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II.  The plane was enroute to Burke Lakefront Airport from Lorain County Airport. Avon Police and Fire responded to the scene.

Police said the plane went down in a field on the north side of Chester Road near the Timber Lakes Housing Complex. The incident happened early Saturday evening.

When officers arrived, two subjects were outside of the plane and they were OK. They advised the police they were flying approximately 2500 feet when the engine suddenly quit, and they glided down to the open cornfield.

Police said both individuals were checked out by the fire department and suffered no injuries. The plane did not sustain any damage during the landing.

Avon Police contacted the FAA and they advised they would contact the pilot and the owner of the plane for a follow-up investigation. The plane is owned by RAS Aviation LLC.