Second Incident At T40 In Less Than a Month
Almost a month to the day after a Beechcraft Baron 58
ground-looped off a turf airstrip at a Marietta, OK restaurant, a
Cessna 182 Skylane has crashed while trying to land on the closed
Love County airstrip -- injuring three of the four people on
According to The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened
Sunday night near the McGehee Catfish Restaurant, adjacent to the
2,500 foot turf runway. 60-year-old Dennis N. Wilson of Plano, TX
was at the controls during a landing attempt on the recently-plowed
The nose gear dug into the soil and caused the aircraft to flip,
coming to rest on its back.
Wilson told Troopers he "didn't see" markers on the runway
indicating it was closed, according to the Associated Press.
The pilot wasn't injured, but three of his passengers were. They
were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.
"First thing I saw was just kind of cloudy sky and I just
thought it was kind of dust flying in the air," restaurant owner
Wanda Shellenberger told KTEN-10. "The next thing I knew, a lady
had run in and told me that a plane had burst into flames."
Pilot Michael Phillips, 34, was flown to Parkland Hospital in
Dallas, TX and admitted in stable condition. One passenger, Calvin
Carter, was taken to an area hospital but later released; the
fourth person onboard, Roger Burke, declined treatment at the
The C182 passengers were identified as Peggy J. Wilson of Plano,
TX; Prescott N. Wilson of Temecula, CA; and Tammy C. Shilds of
As ANN reported, a passenger
onboard a Beechcraft Baron 58 died the afternoon of March 17 and
two others were injured, when their plane cartwheeled off the small
airstrip following an apparent gear collapse.
C182 Description: 182, Skylane
Date: 04/15/2007 Time: 2300
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Minor Mid Air: N Missing:
City: MARIETTA State: OK
AIRCRAFT LANDED ON A TURF RUNWAY AND FLIPPED ONTO ITS BACK,
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 1 Fat:
# Pass: 3 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: METAR KGLE 152308Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 20/02
Activity: Pleasure Phase:
Landing Operation: OTHER
Dep Date: Dep.
Last Radio Cont:
FAA FSDO: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Entry date: 04/16/2007