It was a scary moment for a New York pilot after his plane malfunctioned while attempting to land. The 75-year old overshot the runway and crashed into some shrubs nearby the East Hampton Airport. Luckily, however, he was unharmed during the incident.
State police are investigating after the engine failure. The unnamed man was checked out by local authorities and was found to be okay. While the incident was frightening, it could have been much worse. Without enough altitude, the airplane would have been difficult to control.
It’s unclear what kind of airplane the man was traveling in but it was a smaller airplane meant for day-rides. There was no other information about the airplane given, per the New York Post.
Plane Crashes During Marriage Proposal
Though the event was tragic, the plane crash is not a unique experience. Earlier this month, another small plane crashed killing one passenger. To make matters worse, the plane was dragging a marriage proposal banner at the time.
“We are looking to speak to the pilot when possible,” Transportation Safety Board spokesman Chris Krepski said.
He added: “We haven’t ruled out anything yet. We need to take a close look at everything.”“We are looking to speak to the pilot when possible,” Transportation Safety Board spokesman Chris Krepski said. He added: “We haven’t ruled out anything yet. We need to take a close look at everything.”
Airplane Crash Leaves Parachuters Dead
In another more grave incident, a group of parachuters are dead after their aircraft was overloaded. The incident happened near a training and flying facility. The plane had 22 onboard and 16 of the 22 were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
A witness noticed the plane in the air that looked like it was losing altitude and quickly.
“I started taking photos, after (my husband) said it was falling. We were around the petrol station at that moment. We turned around and drove there. And it was on fire [after crash], well, actually there was no fire but smoke. My husband pulled out a fire extinguisher, and then people started pulling out [victims],” the woman said.
Additionally, Air Traffic Control said they lost communication with the plane shortly after it took off.
“At 09.23 a.m. a message was received about the crash of a light aircraft near the RES base in the city of Menzelinsk,” said The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. “Preliminary information, units of the Menzelinsk fire and rescue garrison are heading to the place of call.”
Two of the people onboard that were killed were identified as the pilots. While authorities investigate the crash, they didn’t say why the plane carrying the training parachuters was overloaded. Further, it’s unclear if the pilots knew the plane was fuller than normal.
The crash occurred less than a mile from where it took off in a Russian town. Authorities believe the plane was having engine trouble right after take off.