Friday, August 26, 2022

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N1815J: Accident occurred August 24, 2022 near Roosterville Airport (0N0), Liberty, Clay County, Missouri

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA394

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft crashed inverted in a field short of the runway after striking a tree. 

Date: 24-AUG-22
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N1815J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Crews in Kansas City, Missouri, responded Wednesday morning to a crash involving a single-engine plane north of the river.

A small plane with two people on board reportedly crashed around 10:50 a.m. near the 10900 of Northeast 104th Street in Clay County.

The location is near the Roosterville Airport, which isn't far from Liberty North High School.

Initially, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said one passenger suffered serious injuries, while another had minor injuries, but a spokesperson for the Kansas City Fire Department said two people suffered critical injuries.

The pilot had an Arizona driver's license and had flown in and out of the Roosterville Airport on multiple occasions in the last month.

The sheriff's office said the plane crashed shortly after taking off.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KCTV) - A plane crash in rural Clay County left two people with injuries Wednesday morning.

The Clay County sheriff confirmed that the crash happened just before 11 a.m.

The two people were aboard a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee when it crashed at the Roosterville Airport, which does not have a tower.

The two crash victims were taken to Liberty Hospital. The hospital told KCTV5 News that both of them have been upgraded from “serious” to “fair” condition.

The Roosterville Airport is not owned by the city. It’s a private airport, so there was a team effort out there today.

“We have mutual aid and auto aid, which means the closest unit is dispatched to this location. We work in conjunction with Liberty Fire Department and they were able to respond, as well, with our crews,” said Jason Spreitzer with the Kansas City Fire Department.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Kansas City Police Department all responded, as well.

When the crash happened, the aircraft was doing “touch and go” exercises, which is takeoff and landing practice. The plane flew from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport to the Roosterville Airport.

Upon takeoff, it did not make altitude. It went down through trees and ended up on its back, losing a wing in the process.

“It could be weather conditions, heat, humidity. Those things impact the performance of any type of aircraft, be it a single-engine prop plane like this or a jet,” said Joe McBride, an aviation spokesperson.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Missouri State Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation.

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