Monday, September 13, 2021

Rockwell Commander 112TC, N4565W: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 at Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N), Cape May County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft on landing caught a gust of wind and veered off runway nosing over between runway and taxiway.  

Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N4565W
Aircraft Model: 112TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A plane landed at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Saturday night, just not on the runway.

At about 7 p.m., just as the 9/11 remembrance ceremony was ending at the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters, emergency vehicles headed to the airport at 26th Street and Bay Avenue for the accident.

The plane came to rest nose down in a grassy area near the runway. Chunks of dirt and grass littered the pavement.

The Rockwell Commander 112TC is registered to a George M. Abdelmalek, of Staten Island, New York, according to records with the Federal Aviation Administration.

A man was in the plane taking out luggage. He declined comment.

No injuries were reported.

Police officers were on scene. One officer was stationed in the airport parking lot to prevent onlookers from entering the runway area to see the plane.

Another officer stayed with the plane and assisted the man as he pulled belongings out of the aircraft.

Todd Dwyer, the airport manager, declined comment, but noted that the FAA would be responding to the scene.


  1. Commander 112TC. Just a good looking aircraft for it's time.

    1. Rockwell made nice drill presses, too. But I don't know about that space shuttle thing.

    2. It is still a good looking aircraft. But its performance never matched its looks for its power unlike the Mooney models did. The Ultra Acclaim with 280hp leaves this 270hp 112TC in the dust by a whopping 70 knots at altitude.

    3. 112TC is 210 HP vs the Mooney 280 HP. So if "anonymous" can fact check him/herself - that would be great. Thats 30% more HP and .. wait for it .. the 112TC does 158 kts at altitude and the Mooney does 200 Kts at altitude - a 30% difference.

  2. I heard he ran out of gas ! From a short trip Staten Island to 26N might be 30min