Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3506M: Accident occurred May 11, 2016 near Simsbury Airport (4B9), Hartford County, Connecticut

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA232
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Simsbury, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA 12, registration: N3506M

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.

Date: 11-MAY-16

Time: 22:37:00Z
Regis#: N3506M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA12
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Windsor Locks FSDO-63
State: Connecticut


EAST GRANBY— A father and son were not injured when a small private airplane crashed Wednesday night not far from the runway at the Simsbury Airport as it prepared to land, fire officials said.

The two, Ralph Jones and Tucker Jones, refused medical treatment when emergency responders arrived at the crash feet from Wolcott Road, according to fire officials. The plane came to a rest upside down in properly owned by Imperial Nurseries just north of the airport.

Simsbury police officers and volunteer firefighters were originally called to the are about 7 p.m., However, it was determined the plane crashed on the side of the road in East Granby, state police and East Granby firefighters were brought in, officials said.

About 8 p.m., as the sun was setting, firefighters from East Granby as well as troopers remained after the plane's fuel and electronics had been secured. A front loader was called to upright the plane

Federal Aviation Administration records, the aircraft is a 1947 Piper PA-12 owned by a man from New Jersey. Records show the plane is registered to Ralph Jones of Oldwick, N.J.

East Granby fire officials said that a member of the FAA safety team was also scene Wednesday night.

The quiet airport remained open while the firefighters and police investigated the incident but no planes were seen coming or going. The road also remained open, prompting drivers to slow and take pictures of the plane as they passed.

At about 8 p.m., officials said the scene should be cleared by about 9 p.m.

According to the airport's website, its operated by the Simsbury Flying Club, a non-profit. It has a single 2,205 foot runway.

Original article can be found here:

EAST GRANBY, CT (WFSB) -  Crews responded to an area near the Simsbury Airport on Wednesday evening for a small plane crash.

East Granby police said no injuries were reported to the two passengers, who officials say was a father and son team.

The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. as the plane was landing on approach, but landed on the other side of the road.

Connecticut State Police said the plane crashed into trees on Wolcott Road in East Granby, which is near the Simsbury Airport.

Crews on the scene said the airport is still open.

It is unclear what caused the plane to crash.

The FAA is also investigating.

Original article can be found here:

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