Monday, June 06, 2022

Piper PA-32R-301, N8429X: Accident occurred June 04, 2022 at Blue Ridge Airport (KMTV), Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia

National Transportation Safety Board accident report number: ERA22LA259 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 04-JUN-22
Time: 16:56:00Z
Regis#: N8429X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARTINSVILLE
State: VIRGINIA

HENRY COUNTY, Virginia (WSET) — A plane crash-landed at the Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Henry County Saturday afternoon.

"It was a failure of some sort of landing gear not coming down, so, it landed down on its belly and stayed on the runway and never departed the runway into the grass and it just came to a halt," said the airport's managing director, Jason Davis.

Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry describes the incident as minor. The pilot was the only person on board and he was not hurt.

Davis adds medical crews did check out the pilot, which is standard procedure.

Davis says the plane was a Piper Saratoga and is inside the airport's hanger under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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