Tuesday, September 14, 2021

WACO GXE, N8564: Accident occurred September 13, 2021 in Burt, Niagara County, New York

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA21LA356

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Aircraft landed in a field for unknown reasons.  


Date: 13-SEP-21
Time: 18:05:00Z
Regis#: N8564
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: GXE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NEWFANE
State: NEW YORK


Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release: 

Newfane, New York – On September 13th 2021, at approximately 14:04 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a plane crash in a corn field behind 2264 Coomer Rd in the Town of Newfane. Deputies arrived on location to find a 1929 Waco Model GXE overturned in the cornfield. Initial investigation on scene determined that the plane took off from 5328 Wilson Burt Rd and started east bound approximately 2000 feet.  The pilot was unable to gain altitude and attempted a precautionary landing in the cornfield where the plane overturned.  The pilot, Joseph Rizzo of Akron New York, received only minor injuries and declined medical treatment on scene. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will be holding the scene until the FAA completes its investigation. 

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