NTSB Identification: GAA16CA193
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 2016 in Burlington, WA
Aircraft: SILVAIRE LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N28437
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: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED AND GROUND LOOPED, BURLINGTON, WA
BURLINGTON — No one was believed to be hurt when a small airplane crashed Monday evening while landing at Skagit Regional Airport.
The crash, which happened about 5 p.m., was attributed to malfunctioning landing gear, said Andrew Entrikin, a spokesman for the Port of Skagit, which operates the airport.
Port officials believe two people were on board the plane when it crashed, but that number was not confirmed Tuesday.
The plane was identified as a fixed-wing, single-engine Luscombe 8A.
Entrikin said the aircraft was en route from Anacortes Airport, and its pilot had been practicing “touch-and-go” maneuvers, where a plane lands, then quickly takes off again. The maneuvers are used by pilots for routine training.
The aircraft received significant damage to its landing gear, propeller and sections of its fuselage, Entrikin said.
Federal Aviation Administration officials were at the airport Tuesday to inspect the plane and decide if further investigation is needed, a process that will likely continue for several days, he said.
Deputies with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene Tuesday morning, but the sheriff’s office is not involved in the investigation.
The airport’s runways remained open Tuesday.
Original article can be found here: http://www.goskagit.com