Thursday, March 3, 2016

Maule MXT-7-180A, N171HS, Henderson State University: Incident occurred March 03, 2016 at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field (KADF), Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas

Date: 03-MAR-16
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N171HS
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M7
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Minor
Activity:  Instruction
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Little Rock FSDO-11
City: ARKADELPHIA
State: Arkansas

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING FLIPPED OVER, ARKADELPHIA, AR



HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY: http://registry.faa.gov/N171HS


An aviation student at Henderson State University was injured and the flight instructor transported to a hospital for observation after an aircraft they were traveling in landed upside down Thursday, according to a university statement.

Henderson State spokesman Tonya Oaks Smith said the university's Maule MXT-7-180A landed on its back on the runway of Arkadelphia's Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field after a "sudden, strong crosswind blew the aircraft off the centerline as it was touching down."

Smith said "rain-softened ground" in the area caused the single-engine plane to roll over and land with its wings touching the ground.

The identity of the student, who was treated for minor injuries at the scene, has not been released.

Officials have also not released the name of the student's instructor, who was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia and later released.

A meeting will be held Friday morning with flight instructors at Henderson State. University planes are grounded until the conclusion of the meeting.

The Arkadelphia Municipal Airport will remain closed until the aircraft is removed from the scene, Smith said.

The Arkadelphia Police Department responded at the scene after receiving a call about 1 p.m. and said an investigation into the landing has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here: http://www.arkansasonline.com

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Henderson State University airplane was forced to land upside-down on a runway Thursday afternoon. 

According to Tonya Oaks Smith with the university, the Maule MXT-7-180A was blown by a sudden crosswind off the centerline as it was touching down at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field. 

She said the rain-softened ground caused the plane to land on its back.  The aviation student is said to have been treated for minor injuries at the scene, and the flight instructor was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia for observation.  He has since been released. 

The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating the incident, and Arkadelphia Municipal Airport will remain closed until the aircraft is removed. 

Smith said flight instructors will meet Friday morning, and the university's planes will remain grounded until after the meeting. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.thv11.com


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - A Henderson State University airplane rolled over at the Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field airport on Thursday, injuring two, officials say. 

The Arkadelphia Police Department responded to the incident and said that the investigation was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

An aviation student onboard was treated for minor injuries at the airport, and the flight instructor was taken to a local hospital for observation and later released, officials said. 

Henderson State University said the aircraft (Maule MXT-7-180A) was forced to land upside down on the runway. 

"A sudden, strong crosswind blew the aircraft off the centerline as it was touching down. The rain-softened ground caused the plane to land on its back," the university said. 

The Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field is south of Arkadelphia. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.arkansasmatters.com

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