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Aeroprakt A32 Vixxen, N331AM: Incident occurred May 28, 2022 in Cordova, Walker County, Alabama

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on an interstate. WCM LLC


Date: 28-MAY-22
Time: 22:08:00Z
Regis#: N331AM
Aircraft Make: AEROPRAKT
Aircraft Model: A32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CORDOVA
State: ALABAMA




CORDOVA, Alabama   — Alabama law enforcement and federal investigators are looking into why a small plane made an emergency landing on I-22 in Walker County on Saturday.

ALEA states that two people were onboard a Aeroprakt A32 Vixxen painted crimson, with markings that included a ‘walking A’ — the logo for The University of Alabama — when the plane’s engine failed.

The pilot managed to safely land the plane on I-22 near mile marker 72 in Cordova shortly after 5 p.m.

The plane had departed from Lovell Field Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee. at 3:15 p.m., according to investigators. No injuries were reported, and the names of the pilot and passenger were not released.

The plane is registered to an LLC in Tuscaloosa.

Investigators with the FAA and ALEA are investigating the incident.





CORDOVA, Alabama — A small plane made an emergency landing on the interstate in Walker County on Saturday afternoon.

Two people were onboard a Aeroprakt A32 Vixxen when the aircraft experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot managed to safely land the plane on I-22 near mile marker 72 in Cordova shortly after 5 p.m after taking off from Lovell Field Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee at 3:15 p.m.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said there were no injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

The names of the people on board or the plane's destination were not released. 

The plane is registered to an LLC in Tuscaloosa.



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