Thursday, September 02, 2021

Quad City Challenger II, N1225G: Accident occurred September 01, 2021 near Geneva Municipal Airport (33J), Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft experienced engine issues and crashed into an unoccupied building off airport property.

Date: 01-SEP-21
Time: 21:42:00Z
Regis#: N1225G
Aircraft Model: CHALLENGER II
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

GENEVA COUNTY, Alabama (WDHN) — On Thursday, a federal investigative team examined the wreckage of an aircraft that went down east of the Geneva Municipal Airport on Wednesday night.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms says he first received a report of a plane crashing into the Dollar General store at the intersection of State Highways 27 and 85.

But fortunately, the aircraft missed the store by about 50 yards and went down into a nearby barn.

The unnamed pilot from the Dothan area received only cuts and bruises, nothing worse.

The plane is an experimental Quad City Challenger II.

Investigators are working to determine a cause for the mishap.

“Nobody was hurt, the plane had a little bit of damage, and like I say, as far as emergency personnel responded well and quickly to it,” Helms said. “Just glad nobody was hurt.”

Sheriff Helms says the plane going down could have been a real tragedy, but fortunately, neither the pilot nor anyone on the ground was injured.

1 comment:

  1. The more likely cause of the accident was the improper decision to abort takeoff with insufficient runway remaining. More than likely a warning or indication rather than anti skid failure. There have been many incidents and accidents resulted from improper, for many reasons, aborted takeoff. Remember the hawker accident a few years back. Regardless, best to wait for NTSB to do their jobs.