Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Plane, N51324: Incident occurred June 11, 2022 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts 

Aircraft crashed in the woods due to engine issues. 


Date: 11-JUN-22
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N51324
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: A PLANE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MIDDLEBOROUGH
State: MASSACHUSETTS




Fire Chief Lance Benjamino and Police Chief Joseph Perkins report that the Middleborough Police and Fire Departments responded after an experimental aircraft crashed into a wooded area near a bog Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 3:14 p.m., Middleborough Police and Fire responded to the bogs in the area of 200 Thomas Street for a report of a plane crash. 

Upon arrival, officers and firefighters found that the pilot of a experimental aircraft had already exited the aircraft and was unhurt. The pilot, a 66-year-old Plymouth man, declined medical treatment.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the engine may have failed, causing the pilot to crash into the woods.

The Middleborough Police and Fire Departments have notified the Federal Aviation Administration.

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