Sunday, November 21, 2021

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II, N2305T: Accident occurred November 19, 2021 near Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport (KGFL), Glens Falls, Warren County, New York

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; Albany, New York

Warren County Flying Club Inc

Location: Glens Falls, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA067
Date and Time: November 19, 2021, 12:04 Local 
Registration: N2305T
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-200 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 19, 2021, at 1204 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28R-200, N2305T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport (GFL), Glens Falls, New York. The pilot was not injured, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the preflight inspection, engine start, engine run-up and takeoff were normal. After liftoff, the pilot retracted the landing gear, and during the initial climb, about 500 ft above the ground, the engine power “rolled back” but the propeller continued to windmill. The pilot lowered the nose and began a gradual turn back toward the runway. The airplane landed on the grass and struck the airport’s perimeter fence, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

The airplane and engine were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N2305T
Model/Series: PA-28R-200 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGFL,328 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4900 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Glens Falls, NY
Destination: Portsmouth, NH (PSM)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.3095,73.644 

QUEENSBURY — A single-engine airplane crashed shortly after taking flight at Warren County airport on Friday morning.

Airport staff reported that the accident involved two men.

The pilot was uninjured.

The passenger was transported to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries, according to a news release from Warren County.

South Queensbury Fire Chief John Harrington said that the passenger was a 74-year-old man who appeared to have minor head injuries. He was transported by Bay Ridge EMS.

The preliminary investigation into the 11:41 a.m. crash shows that the aircraft, a 1971 Piper, took off from Runway 30 at the airport heading west.

The airplane lost power shortly after takeoff, at which point the pilot turned around in an attempt to return to the airport, according to the news release.

The pilot was trying to land on Runway 19 when the plane crashed at the north gate of the airport.

The airport was closed as of 12:45 p.m. to allow for the removal of the aircraft.

The airplane is registered to Warren County Flying Club.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and state police responded to the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration was also notified.

Harrington said Bay Ridge EMS, Fort Edward EMS and the South Queensbury, Bay Ridge, Kingsbury and West Glens Falls fire departments all responded to the scene. The state Department of Environmental Conservation was also notified, according to Harrington.

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