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Lancair ES, N4949B: Accident occurred March 18, 2022 at General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Washington County, Utah

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: WPR22LA128

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft ran off end of runway and nosed into a gulley. 

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Date: 19-MAR-22
Time: 02:23:00Z
Regis#: N4949B
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: ES
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

HURRICANE, Utah — Two people walked away with minor injuries Friday after a single-engine aircraft went off the runway in Hurricane.

The incident happened around 8:23 p.m. on March 18.

Officer Dan Raddatz with the Hurricane City Police Department said the aircraft was traveling from West Valley City to Hurricane when it overran the runway and went into a ditch.

The prop and nose of the plane were damaged in the crash.

Two occupants — a 48-year-old man, who was the pilot, and a 45-year-old man, who was the passenger — sustained minor injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital, according to Raddatz.

The Hurricane officer said the pilot told police he was unfamiliar with the airport, adding that the runway was dark at the time of the incident.

Raddatz went on to say the plane ended up landing too far down the runway, so there wasn’t enough space to break.

Crews were able to remove the plane from the area Saturday morning.

ST. GEORGE — A Lancair ES plane flying from West Valley to Southern Utah overshot the runway when trying to land at General Dick Stout Field in Hurricane Friday evening.

“They weren’t very familiar with the airport and went too far down the runway and ended up in the ditch,” Hurricane Police Department public information officer Dan Raddatz said.

The plane veered off the runway at 8:23 pm. The pilot likely didn’t leave enough room to brake, Raddatz said.

The pilot, a 48-year-old male and his passenger, a 45-year-old male, suffered minor injuries but didn’t require hospitalization.

Raddatz said the plane suffered damage to the front propeller.

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