Saturday, June 04, 2022

Cessna 208 Caravan I, N90JF: Accident occurred June 04, 2022 at Ellington Airport (7B9), Tolland County, Connecticut

National Transportation Safety Board accident report number: ERA22LA264 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley 

Aircraft landed and veered off runway and left wing struck a tree. 

Registered to ISR Aviation LLC

Operated by Connecticut Parachutists Inc

Date: 04-JUN-22
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N90JF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

The Ellington Fire Department is on scene at the airport after a plane overshot the runway and ended up in the trees. Minor damage to the plane and the pilot is uninjured. EVAC and CSP are on scene as well.  Ellington Fire Department will remain on scene until the FAA arrives to conduct their investigation.

A plane that is connected to a local skydiving company has landed in a field after overshooting the runway at Ellington Airport on Saturday.

Airport officials said the pilot overshot the runway, went over a brook and into a field next to the airport.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and no injuries were reported, airport officials added. There is minor damage to the plane.

According to the airport, the plane is connected to Connecticut Parachutist Inc.

The incident remains under investigation.

1 comment:

  1. Almost certainly the aircraft ran out of fuel (skydiving planes typically run light on fuel to maximize passenger carrying capacity) and the prop auto-feathered turning it into an shockingly efficient glider. Without regular practice the pilot never had a chance on the 1,900 foot runway.