Sunday, May 22, 2016

STOL CH750, N925PS: Accident occurred May 22, 2016 at Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport (2M2), Tennessee

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LAWRENCEBURG, TN (WSMV) -

A single-engine plane crashed just feet away from the Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport, sending two people to the hospital.

Sunday was the first day in a year of working on the plane that it was finally going to take off.

Unfortunately, something went terribly wrong, and the plane crashed just feet from the runway.

James Fleeman, who has been flying for more than 50 years, was there along with several others watching at the airport.

"We don't know what happened," Fleeman said.

The pilot, Phil Sikes, and his friend were testing out the new plane.

Fleeman said the plane appeared to be about 50 feet up in the air before it came crashing down into a field just outside the barbwire fencing surrounding the airport.

"We got a boat cutter, cut the fence, and one of the pieces flew right into my nose. I was bleeding," he said.

Fleeman said Sikes was stuck in the plane while his passenger was walking around.

"I think he's gonna be all right," Fleeman said.

The FAA and the NTSB will be investigating the cause of the crash.

Story and video:  http://www.wbrc.com


A small aircraft has crashed after takeoff from the Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport.

The incident happened when the plane crashed into a field upon departure around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration said the STOL CH750 aircraft had two people on board.

Their identities had not been released. No word had been given on any possible injuries.

The crash was being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. - A small aircraft has crashed after takeoff from the Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport.

The incident happened when the plane crashed into a field upon departure around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration said the STOL CH750  aircraft had two people on board.

Their identities had not been released. No word had been given on any possible injuries.

The crash was being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.  

Original article can be found here: http://www.newschannel5.com

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