Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3733M: Incident occurred May 22, 2022 in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made a forced landing in a field. 

Date:  22-MAY-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N3733M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA12
Event Type:  INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

GRANT COUNTY, Wisconsin (KWWL) – A pilot and passenger are uninjured after a small plane made an emergency landing in a Grant County hay field Sunday morning.

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, it happened west of Bloomington. The pilot, Charles Diggins, 61, of Middleboro, Massachusetts, was able to land the single-engine plane without and damage after experiencing engine trouble.

Farmers were harvesting at the time and the pilot said the windrows helped guide him to the ground like a runway.

Diggins and his passenger, Warren Roberts, 72, of Makawao, Hawaii, were en route from Poplar Grove, Illinois to Livingston, Montana. The plane was loaded onto a truck and taken to the Prarie du Chien airport for inspection and repairs. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

1 comment:

  1. I sold him the airplane. He told me he forgot to fill the tanks before he took off on his way home to Wyoming after picking up the plane in Poplar Grove, Illinois. He ran out of gas about 50 minutes into the first leg of the trip. There was nothing wrong with the airplane or engine - it just needed fuel in order to run the engine.