Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Alon A2, N5644F: Accident occurred September 13, 2021 at Virginia Highlands Airport (KVJI), Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia

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; Charleston, West Virginia 

Location: ABINGDON, VA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA358
Date & Time: September 13, 2021, 09:47 Local
Registration: N5644F
Aircraft: ALON A2 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ALON
Registration: N5644F
Model/Series: A2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: VJI,2070 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.687103,-82.033327 (est)

ABINGDON, Virginia (WJHL) — A man has been transported by air to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a single-engine plane ran off the runway at Virginia Highlands Airport Monday morning, according to the Virginia State Police (VSP).

John McCormick with Abingdon Fire told News Channel 11 that as the plane was traveling down a runway that’s currently being constructed, it flipped on its top.

VSP said in a release that officers responded to the scene at 9:31 a.m. where they found the pilot, the plane’s only occupant, injured. VSP identified the pilot as a 68-year-old man from Ohio.

The pilot was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment, VSP reports.

The FAA and NTSB have been notified of the incident, which remains under investigation.

Other responding agencies include Abingdon Fire, Washington County Life Saving Crew and airport employees.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

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