Friday, June 17, 2022

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N5064H: Accident occurred June 16, 2022 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA22LA274

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Franklin Air Services LLC

Date: 16-JUN-22
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N5064H
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

BREVARD, North Carolina  — A plane crashed Thursday night near a Christian summer camp in North Carolina, according to Capt. Matthew Chase Owen with Transylvania County Sheriff's Office

The Cessna 172M Skyhawk crashed around 6 p.m. in Brevard, according to Donnell Evans with the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to Owen, the plane crashed in a heavily wooded area of 2500 Morgan Mill Road near Camp Kahdalea.

Two men were airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and the other was taken to Transylvania Regional prior to EMS arrival and was later transferred to Mission Hospital, Owen said.

None of the camp's staff or attendees were in the area where the plane went down as it crashed in a remote wooded area on the edge of the camp boundaries, Owen said.

According to Owen, the occupants of the plane have ties to the camp, however, the plane was registered to Franklin Air Services LLC from New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Cessna 172M Skyhawk appears to have been rented from Franklin Air Services LLC, Owen said.


  1. Local news today says parents of campers were in the plane taking photos....moose stall?

  2. ADS-B track, focused on Morgan Mill Road (zoom out to see meandering in the general area before the crash):

  3. Sounds similar to N1854N back in 2004. Likely a broken bridle cable on the century autopilot caused the pilot to lose all elevator authority.