Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP, Saratoga Flyers LLC, N185DX: Incident occurred May 16, 2016 near Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport (E38), Alpine, Brewster County, Texas

SARATOGA FLYERS LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N185DX

Date: 16-MAY-16

Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N185DX
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Lubbock FSDO-13
City: ALPINE
State: Texas

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR ALPINE, TEXAS.  






BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A small plane crashed near the City of Alpine Waste Water Treatment Plant in according to Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

The pilot, Mark Thomas, reported engine trouble upon flying out of the Alpine Municipal Airport.

Thomas tried take the plane back to the airport, but was unsuccessful.

The plane was forced to land in an open field, about two and a half miles southeast of the airport.

Thomas said he and his wife were headed back to Corpus Christi after a trip to Terlingua, both were uninjured.

Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration was notified.

Original article can be found here: http://www.newswest9.com

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