Saturday, August 13, 2022

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser, N55338: Incident occurred August 10, 2022 at Paul C Miller-Sparta Airport (8D4), Kent County, Michigan

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA385

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft aborted takeoff and slid off the departure end of the runway, down a hill and into a fence. 


Date: 10-AUG-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N55338
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WOOD) — Three people had minor injuries after a single-engine plane crashed in Sparta on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the Kent County Sheriff.

It happened around 11:10 a.m. at the Sparta Miller Airport, located in the 9100 block of Vinton Avenue NW in Sparta Township. 

A single-engine plane was in the middle of taking off when the pilot “aborted takeoff” for an unknown reason and went off the runway, hitting a fence, according to the sheriff’s office.

Three people, including the pilot, were on the plane at the time. All three had minor injuries, deputies said.

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