Local & Regional
Mon August 30, 2010
Crash at Bartlesville
By Associated Press
Bartlesville, OK – Pilot unhurt after plane ends up in Okla. field
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A student pilot walked away uninjured after he tried to abort a takeoff and his plane ended up in a field.
Bartlesville officials say the accident happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Bartlesville Municipal Airport.
Fire Department spokesman Bill Hollander says the pilot, whose name wasn't released, was practicing a takeoff in a Cessna 172 and had applied the brakes when he realized he had omitted a procedure.
Hollander says when the left brake locked, the plane veered into a path indicator box along the runway and the left landing gear collapsed.
The plane continued across the taxiway and through a field, coming to rest against a chain-link fence.
The Federal Aviation Administration will decide whether an investigation is warranted.
Information from: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, http://www.examiner-enterprise.com