Friday, January 1, 2016

Tecnam P92 Eaglet, N112TE, Curtis Eads Flight School: Accident occurred January 01, 2016 at Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG), Chesapeake, Virginia

Mid Atlantic Air Ventures Inc:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Richmond FSDO-21

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA094
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 01, 2016 in CHESAPEAKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/2016
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was practicing touch-and-go landings in the airport traffic pattern. He made one trip in the airport traffic pattern and touched down on the runway. After touching down, he applied full power to take off and the airplane veered and banked to the left. The pilot further reported that the left wing impacted the ground when the airplane was about 20 to 30 feet above the ground. The airplane rotated around the wing and impacted the ground off the left side of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, firewall, and both wings.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff which resulted in impact with the ground.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- A small plane has gone down at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport, Virginia State Police confirmed.

13News Now reporter Arrianee LeBeau reported that the nose of the plane is down in a grassy area, not far from the runway.

According to a witness, Steven Grobel, the crash took place around 2:45 p.m. 

Grobel stated that he was about to take off in his plane, when he saw another plane heading in his direction. He says the plane downed, hit the ground, then bounced back into the air about 20 feet.

Grobel adds that once the plane came back down, the wing hit the ground, which caused it to lose control and flip around. He says he rushed to check on the condition of the pilot who was responsive and didn't appear to have any visible injuries or blood.

An airport official says it appears no one was injured in the incident.

It's not clear at this time if the incident happened during takeoff or landing.

Based on the plane's registration number with the FAA, the aircraft is a Tecnam P92 Eaglet belonging to a company out of Martinsville, Virginia.


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport in the 5100 block of West Military Highway in Chesapeake.

An investigation reveled that the plane was coming in for a landing and had a hand landing, that caused the plane to shoot 20 feet in the air. As the plane came back down, the left wing clipped the ground. 

The propeller was then destroyed by the ground causing the plane to spin around.

A witness on the scene ripped open the door and pulled the pilot out of the plane.

The pilot suffered minor injuries.

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Chesapeake, Va. - Emergency teams responded to a plane crash at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport, according to State Police. 

Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department says a small aircraft crashed around 3 p.m.

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