Monday, March 7, 2016

Piper PA-22-150, N7347D, Christianson Lake Rentals & Maintenance LLC:: Incident occurred March 06, 2016 in Talkeetna, Alaska

Date: 07-MAR-16 
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N7347D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03
City: TALKEETNA
State: Alaska

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED 50 MILES FROM TALKEETNA, NEAR CHRISTIANSEN LAKE, ALASKA

CHRISTIANSON LAKE RENTALS & MAINTENANCE LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7347D


An Anchorage pilot practicing “touch and goes” experienced engine problems that forced him to land on a hillside, injuring a passenger, according to a release from Alaska State Troopers.

At 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, AST say they were informed about the crash that happened a few hours earlier. The release from troopers states the crash occurred about 50 miles north of Talkeetna.

Alaska State Troopers stated 33-year-old Trevor Jones was piloting the 1957 Piper PA-22-150 aircraft around 5 p.m., practicing “touch and goes” before experiencing engine problems. The maneuver is common when learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft and involves landing on a runway and taking off again without coming to a full stop, flying a pre-planned pattern and repeating the process.

Jones was forced to land on a sloped portion of a hillside, according to Alaska State Troopers, and sustained significant damage to the plane, which was left on scene. Jones did not report any injuries, however AST stated a passenger was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Alaska State Troopers said the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been advised of the incident.

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

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