Friday, October 14, 2022

QAC Quickie Q2, C-GDHK: Accident occurred October 14, 2022 in Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyoming (KIFI) - On Friday around 2:40 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a plane crash in the area of milepost 324 on Interstate 80.

Troopers arrived on the scene to find a single-engine aircraft that had crashed beside the Interstate.

The female pilot was not injured in the crash and was the aircraft's sole occupant. 

The aircraft was flying from British Columbia and was headed to Florida. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and will oversee the investigation.   

Piaggio P.180 Avanti, N2444Z: Accident occurred October 14, 2022 at North Central West Virginia Airport (KCKB), Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

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BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia – A Piaggio P.180 Avanti aircraft made an emergency landing at the North Central West Virginia Airport late Friday morning.

Assistant Airport Director Shawn Long said the distress call was initiated at 11:45 a.m. from an eight passenger Piaggio P.180 Avanti.

“They were losing pressure in the cabin and they had a cracked windshield,” long said. “So, they declared an emergency.”

In addition to onsite emergency assets, Long said police from Bridgeport, Nutter Fort and firefighters from Clarksburg and Anmoore were dispatched.

“We had our emergency services deployed and approximately 15 minutes later the plane landed safely and all was good,” Long said.

Training for both the air crew and first responders made the emergency situation appear to be almost routine despite some tense moments in aircraft cabin.

“In this situation there was not much danger present, the pilots knew that they would get down,” Long said. ” They were close enough to our airport they could come in and land safely.”

Probably unknown to the air crew at the time of landing is the North Central West Virginia Airport is a regional jet maintenance hub. So, long estimated they’ll be able to make repairs on the grounds and resume their trip.

“We have plenty of maintenance operations onsite, so we did offer them contacts there,” Long said. “We’re hoping we can get their aircraft into one of the local facilities, get them fixed and back in the air.”

Accident occurred October 14, 2022 in Fowler, Adams County, Illinois

A 31-year-old woman was seriously injured when her ultralight aircraft crashed Friday morning near Fowler, Illinois.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office shared in a press release that 31-year-old Ashley Imber of Ohio was seriously injured when her ultralight crashed at 7707 Ewbanks Road in Fowler, Illinois.

The Sheriff's Department reports that their deputies were called out on an aircraft emergency at 7:19am where they assisted at the accident location. Ashley Imber of Ohio was reportedly transported to Blessing Hospital with what were described as major injuries.

Based on the location given, this would be the approximate location of the crash in Fowler.

It's not known at this time at what height the ultralight was prior to the crash. More information may be forthcoming as an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and Sheriff's Department are likely to continue.

Piper PA-32-300, N4171W: Accident occurred October 12, 2022 near Osawatomie-Paola Municipal Airport (K18), Miami County, Kansas

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Aircraft made a forced gear up landing in a field. 

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Date: 12-OCT-22
Time: 19:54:00Z
Regis#: N4171W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Flight Crew:  1 Minor Injuries
Pax:  0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

MIAMI COUNTY, Kansas — A small, personal aircraft crashed near the Osawatomie-Paola Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to the Miami County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office.

The pilot made an emergency landing, which ended in a crash in a vacant field near West 319th Street and Moonlight Road around 2:47 p.m. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Undersheriff Matt Kelly said.

The co-owner of the plane told KSHB 41 that the pilot was taking off when he lost power. The co-owner also said the pilot has years of experience, which is why he only has minor injuries.

The plane had no other passengers.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office posted about the crash after 3 p.m. and urged the public to avoid the area while emergency personnel worked the scene.

According to records obtained from the database Flight Aware, the fixed-wing, single-engine plane took off from the Johnson County Executive Airport just after 2:15 p.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol, Federal Aviation Administration and Miami County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the incident.

The National Transportation Safety Board is a part of the investigation as well.