Sunday, September 11, 2022

Cessna 152, N94891: Incident occurred September 11, 2022 at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (KARB), Washtenaw County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan 

Aircraft encountered a crosswind on takeoff, crash landed in the grass. 

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Date: 11-SEP-22
Time: 19:02:00Z
Regis#: N94891
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 1 No Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Ann Arbor, Michigan — A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport on Sunday but the plane was not damaged and no one was hurt.

The plane landed in a field at the airport, 801 Airport Drive, around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, said Pittsfield Fire Lt. Dave Derksen.

The plane was being used for an instructional flight and lost power right after taking off. The flight instructor landed in a soybean field west of the runway, and the occupants were unhurt, Derksen said. 

"It took off from the runway, lost power, the instructor took over the controls and landed it in a beanfield with no damage to the aircraft or the people inside," Derksen said.

The cause of the engine failure is unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration investigation investigates all crashes, civilian and commercial. 

Pittsfield Township, Michigan  (WXYZ) — No one was injured after a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon (September 11).

Pittsfield Township Police and Fire departments responded to the airport around 3 p.m. on reports of a plane crashing on airport property.

Officers found the plane, located west of the airport in a bean field on airport property.

The pilot and passenger in the plane were not hurt from the crash. Investigators say that the plane did not crash, but rather executed an emergency landing after losing power moments after taking off from the runway.

Officers say that the Cessna 152 did not sustain any damage in the incident. Airport officials did contact the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the incident.

1 comment:

  1. This pilot should be commended. He/She did the right thing. Instead of trying to come back to the runway. Went straight and to the right and landed in soy bean field. Well done.