Small plane crashes in Clark County-pilot walks away


Pilot was performing ‘touch and gos’ at the time of the crash

The pilot of a small plane was able to walk away from a crash that took place in North Clark County Friday morning. 

The pilot of a small plane was able to walk away from a crash that took place in North Clark County Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
The pilot of a small plane was able to walk away from a crash that took place in North Clark County Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

At 10:14 a.m. Friday (Aug. 14) morning, Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a privately-owned airstrip in the 14800 block of NE 160th Ave. Arriving deputies learned the pilot, and only occupant of the homebuilt plane, was performing “touch and go’s” at the time of the crash.  

Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

It appears during one of these maneuvers a wing contacted the ground during an effort to take off again.  This caused the plane to roll and come to rest on the airstrip. The pilot, described as a man in his 60’s, self-extracted himself from the plane and declined medical treatment for a minor injury to his head.

The Federal Aviation Administration was made aware of this crash.

No further information was available at the time of this report.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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