Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C, N818TF: Incident occurred June 28, 2021 in Haywood County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field for unknown reasons. 

Old School Aircraft LLC

Date: 28-JUN-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N818TF
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tennessee – A single-engine aircraft with a student pilot at the controls crashed east of Brownsville Monday afternoon. The 18-year-old pilot, whose name has not been released, survived the mishap with what are believed to be minor injuries.

The flight originated at Jackson’s McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport and crashed in a wooded area just off Highway 70 East near Exit 66 about 5pm Monday.

The young man managed to get out of the airplane and walk to Highway 70 where he was able to call for help.

The crashed Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C took a while to find because it was obscured in trees. It didn’t catch on fire.

Shane Richards, who owns the flight school and the airplane that crashed, said the pilot may have had engine trouble and was apparently trying to land in a farmer’s field.

The teenager was certified to fly solo and was flying alone. He sustained lacerations to his head and was taken to a Jackson hospital by ambulance.

Haywood County Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr. said the crash will be investigated by the FAA.

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