Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Bushby Mustang II, N61EF: Accident occurred April 06, 2021 at Worcester Regional Airport (KORH), Massachusetts



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft during takeoff, lifted, veered right and landed hard between runway and taxiway causing the gear to collapse. 


Date: 06-APR-21
Time: 19:24:00Z
Regis#: N61EF
Aircraft Make: BUSHBY
Aircraft Model: MUSTANG MII
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WORCESTER
State: MASSACHUSETTS

WORCESTER, Massachusetts  — The pilot of a small plane aborted a takeoff at Worcester Regional Airport Tuesday afternoon.

There were two people on board and neither was injured, said Jennifer Mehigan, Massport's director of media relations.

The airport closed for a short time as crews checked for any debris on the runway, Mehigan said. It was reopened and running normally Tuesday evening.

The plane ended up coming to rest on the taxiway and was towed away because of a small amount of damage, Mehigan said.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is owned by James D. Davis II of Fresno, California. The aircraft is a 1989 fixed-wing single engine Bushby Mustang M II.

Flight records show it left Batavia, New York, at about 11 a.m. and arrived in Worcester at around 12:45 p.m. The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m.

It was not clear on Tuesday whether the Federal Aviation Administration would be sending investigators to the scene.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a big fan of the Mustang IIs and I've considered building one for years. I know this airplane through various web searches and downloading pictures to drool over. This is easily in the top 3 Mustangs I have seen, with N81LK and C-FFKT. It surprised me to see it in the northeast and saddens me that it has been damaged. I hope it gets repaired and I'm happy there were no serious injuries!

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