NTSB Identification: GAA16CA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Brigham City, UT
Aircraft: AMERICAN AA 1, registration: N5703L
NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN AVIATION
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07
City: BRIGHAM CITY
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING FLIPPED OVER BRIGHAM CITY, UT
A 48-year-old man from Brigham City was attempting to land a Grumman Model AA-1 single-engine aircraft when the tubing that supports the wheel of the front landing gear bent. The pilot radioed in for help, saying something didn't feel quite right.
"We were having a crosswind, so it means you have to land in a special way in order to get the best landing, and he (the pilot) messed it up," said Faris Chebib, who witnessed the incident. "He messed it up on takeoff. It bent his front nose gear, but he didn't know which gear was broken. He just knew something didn't feel right."
"When he came in for landing, when he touched down, it caused him to veer off the runway," said Tyler Pugsley, airport manager/public works director for Brigham City. "Before the plane came to a stop, it flipped over on its top."
Chebib's flight instructor helped talk the pilot in for the landing, and rushed to the plane after it flipped over.
Pugsley said the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was released from the hospital.
The identity of the pilot was not released.
Story and video: http://www.ksl.com
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The FAA and NTSB are investigating after a crash landing of a single engine plane.
Authorities say a 48-year-old pilot performed a hard landing onto the runway of the Brigham City Airport. This caused the small plane he was flying to flip over.
Fortunately, the pilot suffered only minor injuries in the crash landing.
Story and video: http://www.good4utah.com
(KUTV) A man was treated and released with minor injuries after his plane crashed at the Brigham City airport Saturday.
A 48-year-old pilot flying a Grumman plane was approaching the airport when his front landing gear began having problems, said Tyler Pugsly, Brigham City's public works director and airport manager.
The pilot was the only person in the plane and was not seriously hurt.
Story and video: http://kutv.com
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, March 13 (Gephardt Daily) — A Brigham City man suffered minor injuries Saturday when his small plane flipped over upon landing at the Brigham City Regional Airport.
The 48-year-old pilot was attempting to land at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday when the tubing that supported the front wheel of his aircraft was damaged upon impact.
The bent tubing caused the plane to veer off the runway and flip, Pugsley said.
The pilot was checked out at an area hospital, and was released. The FAA is investigating the crash.
Original article can be found here: http://gephardtdaily.com