FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121)
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA153
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 18, 2016 in Bolingbrook, IL
Aircraft: BARNES THOMAS A VANS, registration: N442TB
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll the airplane abruptly turned about 25 degrees to the left. He reduced the power to idle, applied right rudder, but reported that he over corrected to the right. He then applied left rudder to correct for the over correction. The airplane veered off the runway to the left, down an embankment and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the empennage.
According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The plane was taxiing or landing at 4:15 p.m. at Clow International Airport when the wind blew it into soft dirt, causing the pilot to lose control, according to Bolingbrook police Lt. Carter Larry.
"Once it hit the soft dirt, it rolled down a hill. There is an embankment," Larry said. "Once it hit the bottom, it slipped, causing minor injuries to the pilot."
The pilot was transported to a nearby hospital. There was no fuel leak and no fire, Larry said.
Original article can be found here: http://www.chicagotribune.com
A single-engine plane left the runway at Bolingbrook's Clow Airport and flipped over Friday afternoon.
According to Elizabeth Isham Cory, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, the incident occurred about 4:15 p.m.
"An RV-6 aircraft left the runway at Clow Airport, Bolingbrook, and flipped over," Cory said. "The FAA is investigating. This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation continues."
Cory was unable to provide any other information regarding the pilot or the plane, explaining that the FAA never releases names or, "since we're not medical professionals," discusses medical issues.
"Everything else is being gathered as part of the investigation. Our investigations take several weeks to complete," she said.
Bolingbrook fire and police officials were unavailable for comment.
Police told ABC 7 that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.
According to ABC 7, the plane was taxiing on the runway when the wind caught the plane and pulled it into the soft dirt, causing it to roll down the embankment and flip.
Original article can be found here: http://www.dailyherald.com
The pilot of the RV-6 aircraft said he was taxiing on the runway when the wind caught the plane and pushed it off the runway into soft dirt, where the plane flipped over around 4:15 p.., Bolingbrook police and the FAA said.
The pilot, who was the only one in the plane, was taken to a nearby hospital to treat lacerations to the head and back pain, police said.
The FAA said it is investigating.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- A small plane skidded off the runway and overturned at Clow International Airport in southwest suburban Bolingbrook Friday afternoon.
The pilot sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, police said.
The plane was taxiing on the runway when the wind caught the plane and pulled it into the soft dirt, causing it to roll down the embankment and flipped.
Original article can be found here: http://abc7chicago.com