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Experimental Plane Lands in Emergency in Walcott

A 1994 experimental aircraft owned by Raging Thermal Sky Sports LLC, and known as “Meyer Goat” made a safe emergency landing at the Eagle Springs Golf Club located in Walcott, Colorado after 11 a.m. on June 16.

The decision to make an emergency landing was made after the small aircraft lost oil pressure during the flight.

The pilot and passenger remained unharmed. Their identities have not yet been disclosed by the authorities. The plane sustained minor damage after landing in high winds while en route from Golden to Boulder County. The plane landed on the golf course’s 547-yard par 5 second fairway.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle County Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle River Fire Protection District and Eagle County Paramedic Services responded to the call.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Home-built Experimental Aircraft Crashed in Fountain County: Pilot Killed

experimental planeCharles Coffing of Covington, a 72-year-old man, was killed in a small plane crash in Fountain County, Indiana , near the Rob Roy covered bridge, north of Terre Haute.

The accident happened at 1:30 p.m. on May 9.

First-responders told that there was no sign of fire at the scene. Officials said that the plane was a home-built experimental aircraft approved by the FAA.

One of the eye-witnesses said that the plane “came down nose first into the ground.”

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA are investigating the reasons of the crash.

Experimental Plane Crashed in South Carolina; Pilot Remained Stuck in Cockpit for 7 Hours

Experimental plane crash

An experimental plane crashed near Sumter Airport, Sumter County, South Carolina, at about 11:30am on April 27.

The single passenger plane was scheduled to land at Sumter Airport around lunch time but it never showed up. The search and rescue teams were then sent for finding the plane, which finally spotted it along Brewington Road at around 5:30pm.

According to the rescue workers, they found the crashed plane in an upside down position, with the pilot stuck in the cockpit. The rescuers then cut through the wreckage and lifted the pilot, who had remained stuck inside the cockpit for around seven hours. He was then taken to Palmetto Health Richland for medical treatment. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, “The FAA will come in and do an investigation and determine what caused the crash… At this time, we have no knowledge of what actually caused the crash.”

As per the FAA records, the airplane was an experimental plane, built in 2012.

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