Saturday, February 27, 2016

Beech 95-C55 Baron, N482S: Accident occurred February 27, 2016 at Plymouth Municipal Airport (KPYM), Plymouth County, Massachusetts 

NTSB Identification: ERA16LA115 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Plymouth, MA
Aircraft: BEECH 95 C55, registration: N482S
Injuries: 1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On February 27, 2016 at 1430 eastern standard time, a Beech 95-C55, N482S, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground during an aborted landing at Plymouth Municipal Airport (PYM) Plymouth, Massachusetts. The private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to the pilot and was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported near the accident site and no flight plan was filed.

A witness saw the airplane performing touch and go landings on runway 24, and watched as the airplane landed "hard and ballooned" back into the air. He heard the sound of the engines increase, to "full power." The airplane climbed to about 40 feet, and its pitch angle continued to increase before it rolled to the left. The left roll continued until the airplane reached an inverted attitude, and then descended into the ground.. The airplane struck the grassy area to the left of the runway, where it cartwheeled for approximately 75 ft. before coming to rest upside down.

A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector examined the airplane at the accident site and observed damage to the wings, empennage and fuselage. The cockpit area retained much of its occupiable space and all major components remained attached to the airframe. There was no post-impact fire. The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination.
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boston FSDO-61

One person is receiving treatment for serious but not life-threatening injuries after a small plane crashed while landing at Plymouth Airport Saturday afternoon.

The airport’s operation manager Ron Patridge told necn he saw the plane make its approach to land, suddenly heard a noise and then saw the plane on its roof.

Some Massachusetts State Police officers were training at the airport that day and were able to immediately respond to the crash. The plane’s pilot, its sole occupant, was flown to an area hospital.

Fuel was reportedly spilled at the scene.

It’s the second aviation incident in New England today: no one was injured when a plane was forced to land without its gears in Chatham Airport.

Original article can be found here:

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A small fixed-wing plane flipped, crashing at Plymouth Airport Saturday afternoon. 

A Plymouth town official said that the plane flipped due to a gust of wind during takeoff around 2:30 p.m. The pilot, a 67-year-old from Rockland, was taken to Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston via helicopter, said State Police. He suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

According to the National Weather Service, afternoon wind gusts at the airport were around 20 miles per hour. 

State Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and Mass Aeronautics are investigating the circumstances of the crash. 

Original article can be found here:

PLYMOUTH, MA - A pilot was seriously injured after a small plane crashed at Plymouth Airport Saturday afternoon, according to Massachusetts State Police.

According to the FAA, the Beech 95-C55 Baron aircraft crashed while practicing takeoffs and landings around 1:30 p.m. The pilot was the only person on board.

State Police dispatch received a 911 call reporting the small fixed-wing plane had crashed around 2:33 p.m. Authorities responded and found the plane on its roof.

The pilot was transported by medical helicopter to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Further details on the crash were not immediately available. State Police are assisting the FAA and Mass Aeronautics with their investigation into the crash. 

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