Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Rochester FSDO-23
State: New York
AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF STRUCK RUNWAY SIGNS AND FORCE LANDED ON A ROAD, BATAVIA, NEW YORK.
State Trooper Daniel Hollands:
"We received a call at approximately 1:15pm for a plane landing in the road way. We responded, found there was a single occupant it was a small passenger plane, there were no injuries. The actual investigation of the cause of the accident will be conducted by the FAA and they will release any further information in that regard.”
The FAA is required to investigate the incident and are responsible for determining the cause of the emergency landing.
Although officers know the identity of the pilot, it is still up to the FAA whether or not they will release that information.
Saile Drive from State Street to Bank Street will remain closed until their investigation is complete.
Original article can be found here: http://www.wbta1490.com
BATAVIA, N.Y. -- An airplane that suffered engine issues Thursday managed a successful emergency landing on a back road in western New York, the New York State Police said.
Trooper James O'Callaghan, a spokesman for the state police, said a Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee airplane had engine issues and was forced to land on East Saile Drive in the town of Batavia, just north of the New York State Thruway and about two miles north of the city of Batavia.
The plane landed safely and the pilot was not injured in the landing.
East Saile Drive skirts the Genesee County Airport, but O'Callaghan did not know if the airplane had been flying to or from the airport, which has one paved 5,500-foot runway.
The area road the plane landed on does not get a lot of traffic and is surrounded mostly by farm fields, O'Callaghan said, but troopers responded and blocked off the road until the plane could be removed. The state police headquarters Troop A, which covers all of western New York, are located at the other end of Saile Drive.
O'Callaghan said the FAA was investigating the emergency landing.
Original article can be found here: http://www.syracuse.com