Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Cessna 150H, N22307: Accident occurred June 28, 2021 in Eighty Four, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Location: Bentleyville, PA
Accident Number: ERA21LA271
Date & Time: June 28, 2021, 18:20 Local 
Registration: N22307
Aircraft: Cessna 150H 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N22307
Model/Series: 150H 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 40.116339,-80.007873 (est) 

Two people were flown by medical helicopters to Pittsburgh trauma centers Monday evening after their plane crashed in a field in Somerset Township.

State police, fire and EMS crews responded about 6:15 p.m. to the field on the property at 295 School Road, near the Kammerer exit off Interstate 70.

According to Rob Cannon, assistant director of Ambulance & Chair EMS, neighbors in the area called 911 when they saw the plane crash.

“A neighbor said they landed in the field there,” Cannon said. “When they tried to take off again, that’s when it crashed.”

State police have not released the names of the occupants, but said in a news release that the Cessna 150 plane crashed shortly after take-off. They had departed from the Greene County Airport, according to John Strope, with Strope Aircraft Mainenance. Strope said was working on an aircraft at the airport when the plane carrying a 29-year-old male student and 34-year-old female flight instructor departed.

Strope said the man involved in the crash is the son of the owner of the plane. Strope said the father had been waiting at the airport for them to return  when instead he received a phone call from his son informing him that they had crashed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration's website, the plane is registered to David Martin of West Mifflin.

The plane's occupants were conscious but confused when first responders initially made contact with them, Cannon said, and they were transported with nonlife-threatening injuries.

“They were in critical but stable condition,” Cannon said.

One of the neighbors who responded to the plane is a nurse, Cannon said, who helped extricate one of the occupants. 

Cannon said Ambulance & Chair had about 10 EMTs and paramedics assisting at the scene, along with firefighters from Ellsworth, Fallowfield and Bentleyville. Cannon said that even though their EMS crews don’t often respond to plane crashes in Washington County, they did a great job caring for the patients.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident. 

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