Wurtsboro: Small Aircraft Overturns At Upstate NY Airport


The following is via Breaking911.com:

A small plane landed and then overturned on a runway in Sullivan County, NY on Sunday afternoon.

It happened at around 1:10PM on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport in the Catskill Mountains.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said that they responded to a 911 call reporting an aircraft overturned on the runway at the Wurtsboro Airport. At the scene, deputies found a Cessna L19 upside down on the grass runway that is used to launch gliders.

The preliminary investigation indicated that that the Cessna, which is used to tow gliders aloft, had just completed a tow and was returning to the airport to pick up another glider. When the plane touched down on the runway, it rolled for approximately 100 feet when one of the landing gear wheels broke off. The aircraft then flipped once, coming to rest on the runway in an upside down position. The pilot, David Freer, Jr of Highland, NY, was extricated and taken to Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown with non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA and NTSB were notified and ordered the aircraft removed for examination.

Responding to the scene with the Sheriff’s Office was the Wurtsboro Fire Department, Mamakating Ambulance Corps and State Police.

The incident remains under investigation.

The airport is a privately owned, public use airport located in Sullivan County, New York. It is privately owned by real-estate developer Shalom Lamm. It is commonly called Wurtsboro Airport.

It is believed to be the oldest operating glider airport in the nation. The airport is located along Route 209 and the D & H Canal in the town of Mamakating.


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