Saturday, September 11, 2021

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N2099J: Accident occurred September 10, 2021 near Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances and flipped over. 

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Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 17:04:00Z
Regis#: N2099J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

An instructor pilot and student walked away with minor injures after a small plane crashed in a cornfield in Weld County on Friday morning, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. 

The pilot made a "mayday" call around 11 a.m. before  the single-engine plane crashed in a cornfield along Weld County Road 41, said Joe Moylan, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office. 

First-responders located the pilot and student and transported them to North Colorado Medical Center with minor injuries. Their current status is unknown, Moylan said. 

Neither person has been identified, but police said they are both from Broomfield. 

A witness told investigators he saw the plane fly overhead, but "it didn't sound normal and he could see the propeller was not spinning," Moylan said. 

Authorities do not know where the flight departed from or where it was headed. Moylan said officials from the Greeley-Weld County Airport had no records of the flight taking off or scheduled to land at there. 

An investigation into the crash has been taken over by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration. 

WELD COUNTY, Colorado (KDVR) — An instructor and student pilot both have minor injuries after the plane they were in crashed in a corn field.

According to the Weld County Sheriff’s office, a mayday call was made around 11 a.m. indicating the single-engine plane was going down near Weld County Road 41 between 50 and 50.5.

A witness heard the plane coming and said the propeller was not moving. An investigation into the cause of the crash will be conducted by the NTSB and FAA.

It’s unclear where the plane took off from or where the pilot was planning to land.

Both people on board were taken by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center with minor injuries. Their identities have not been released yet but they are from Broomfield according to the sheriff’s office.

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  1. Speed
    62 kt
    ▼ 4,500 ft
    Baro. Rate:
    ▼ 4,850 ft
    Geom. Rate:
    -320 ft/min