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Aircraft, hangar damaged in airfield mishap

Posted 10/2/2012   Updated 10/2/2012 Email story   Print story


10/2/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A T-53 Kadet 2 (Cirrus SR 20) aircraft was damaged when it crashed into a hangar upon landing at the Air Force Academy Airfield Oct. 1 at about 5:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Neither of the two crewmembers aboard suffered apparent injuries.

The hangar was damaged in addition to the aircraft.

The T-53 is a primary flight trainer aircraft assigned to the 306th Flying Training Group.

A board of officers will investigate the accident. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

10/12/2012 12:13:28 PM ET
I agree with Ray Until we have more info it's easy to cockpit quarterbacklol Awaiting the details...then decide who we want to dis...if you haven't flown the equipment you might want to await the official investigation...good luck
Teresa, Seattle WA
10/12/2012 10:14:08 AM ET
Until more details are available one should not speculate on the cause... That said high crosswind coupled with excessive airspeed in the flare have been problematic for the SR2X. Glad no one was hurt... hangars always win.SR20 Driver
Ray, Tahoe
10/11/2012 12:38:54 PM ET
As a former T-37 IP I await the story.
Gordon Flygare, Norman OK
10/11/2012 9:43:28 AM ET
Seriously how can you run into the hanger while landing at the Academy That long skinny 3500 ft strip is for landings. The hangers are 400 or 500 feet away from the strip. I must be missing the reall details of this accident.BTW I have well over 1000 landings at the Zoomie airfield.
Steve, Alabama
10/10/2012 9:41:02 PM ET
Looks like for these folks we need to move the hangers farther from the runway. I and my pilot colleagues could have done this but it would have taken special effort. I look forward to the details that help me forgive the soles on board If an IP is involved please send himher to a small 3rd world airportairline. YIKES
Brian '67, Seattle
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