Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Piper PA-28, N5060W: Accident occurred March 16, 2021 at Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport (6S), Douglas County, Oregon

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; Hillsboro, Oregon 

Location: Myrtle Creek, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA136
Date & Time: March 16, 2021, 16:30 Local
Registration: N5060W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5060W
Model/Series: PA28 160 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RGB,534 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:16 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Roseburg, OR (RGB) 
Destination: Myrtle Creek, OR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.997261,-123.31534 (est)

MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon — A 72-year-old Riddle man suffered minor injuries after police said a crosswind blew his plane clear of the runway during a landing at Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Myrtle Creek police reported the crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday when the plane, a brown and white Piper Cherokee, got caught in a crosswind and was shoved away from the runway. The plane came to a rest nose down in an adjacent plowed area.

The pilot was treated on the scene for minor injuries, while the plane suffered extensive front-end damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the accident.

A Riddle man sustained minor injuries in an airplane crash at the Myrtle Creek Municipal Airport on Tuesday.

Detective Kevin Taggart of the Myrtle Creek Police said just before 4:50 p.m. officers responded to the airport and found a brown and white Piper Cherokee airplane that was nose down in a plowed field next to the runway.

Taggart said the pilot, a 72-year old, told police that during the landing process the airplane was caught in a crosswind. He said the plane left the runway and hit plowed dirt, causing the plane to spin and nose down into the ground.

The pilot was treated on the scene. The plane had extensive front-end damage from the crash.

Taggart said the Federal Aviation Administration was notified and a report was sent to them.

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