Lance Impacts Home On Roanoke Island
Two people are hospitalized after a Piper Lance impacted the
second story of a house on Roanoke Island, NC Tuesday night.
WAVY-10 reports the single-engine aircraft was attempted to land
at Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) in Manteo at around 6 pm,
when the aircraft struck a pine tree. The aircraft subsequently
came to rest on the second-story deck of a private home. The crash
resulted in spilled fuel, but there was no fire.
Online tracking information from FlightAware.com shows the
PA-32R-300 (similar to type shown below) was operating under an IFR
flight plan. The aircraft departed Monroe Regional Airport (EQY) at
approximately 4:20 pm, bound for Dare County.
Neither passenger in the aircraft appeared to be injured, though
both were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. A witness to
the accident told the station he heard the plane pass overhead, and
said it sounded like its engine was having problems.
"The street is like a runway," added nearby resident Kim
Winslow. "You can almost see the pilots as they fly by."
Make/Model: PA32 Description: PA-32
Cherokee Six, Six, Saratoga, Turbo
Date: 01/13/2009 Time: 2250
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
None Mid Air: N Missing:
City: MANTEO State: NC Country:
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, STRUCK A HOUSE, MANTEO, NC
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 2 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: 360009 4R OVC003 46/46/982
Activity: Unknown Phase:
Landing Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: GREENSBORO, NC
Entry date: 01/14/2009