Monday, August 7, 2017

An underground leak of jet fuel in Parkland, Washington, prompted the shutdown of the McChord Pipeline owned by U.S. Oil & Refining Co

McChord Pipeline shut after jet fuel leak in Parkland, Washington

(Reuters) - An underground leak of jet fuel in Parkland, Washington, prompted the shutdown of a pipeline owned by U.S. Oil & Refining Co, the state's environmental agency said.

The volume of the spill on Wednesday from the McChord Pipeline, which was contained, has not been determined, and none of the leaked fuel has reached surface water in the area, the Washington Department of Ecology said in a statement.

"A contractor was doing some ... digging and hit the pipeline that goes from U.S. Oil & Refining Co. to McChord Air Force Base," company spokeswoman Marcia E. Nielsen said in an email on Thursday.

U.S. Oil said a cleanup was under way and that it would continue to provide jet fuel to the Air Force base by truck until the pipeline is repaired.

The 14-1/4-mile-long (23-km-long) pipeline runs between U.S. Oil's refinery in Tacoma and storage tanks on the base, according to the company's website. 

U.S. Oil-McChord Pipeline Spill

(Information on this site is considered to be accurate at the time of posting, but is subject to change as new information becomes available.)

August 4, 2017 @ 4 p.m.

Repairs to the pipeline are going well. Workers expect to finish welding on replacement piece of pipeline by the end of today. The rest of the weekend will be spent testing the pipeline with a goal of getting it back into service next week. Excavation of the contaminated soil and asphalt continues. Ongoing air monitoring continues to show that levels are safe. The intersection of 100th St. and A St. South is expected to remain closed until early next week.

August 4, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

A permanent repair is being made to the pipeline today in an effort to get it back into service by early next week. The pipeline owner, U.S. Oil and Refining, estimates they have removed 1,300 gallons of liquid fuel from the site and 400 gallons in soil. Work continues to remove contaminated soil from the site. Additional information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

August 3, 2017 @ 1 p.m.

Air monitoring is being conducted in the area, and currently all readings are below public safety levels of concern. Air monitoring results are being relayed to the unified command.
If you smell the fuel and feel that you are impacted, here are some recommendations:
  • Avoid the area if you can. If you are smelling oil, move to fresh air.
  • Young children and people with underlying respiratory conditions should avoid the areas near the spill site or where the fuel can be smelled.
  • If you experience symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness or throat irritation, leave the area immediately. If the symptoms do not resolve within a short time frame, seek medical attention.
  • Everyone's personal health situation is different. Consult your healthcare provider with questions about your personal health situation.

August 3, 2017 @ 9:45 a.m.

Late last night, responders and contractors removed asphalt and soil to get to the pipeline breach. They discovered a 3-5 inch gash that was leaking kerosene jet fuel. This product was residual left in the pipeline after it was shut down. A clamp was placed over the hole in the pipeline and has stopped any residual product from leaking. Soil remediation and work to repair the pipeline will begin today. Duration of the pipeline shutdown is still unclear, but quick repairs will help minimize impacts to the military base.
U.S. Oil & Refining Co., owner of the McChord Pipeline, calculated a maximum potential jet fuel release of approximately 25,000 gallons, which is the maximum amount of fuel in the pipeline between two shut-off valves. The calculation also takes into account the amount of time before they were closed. It is unknown how much of that product may have spilled to soil and how much may remain in the pipeline. As of this morning, 1,000 gallons has been recovered. No surface water impacts have been observed.
Air monitoring continues to protect public health and there are road closures in the area. About a half-block of land area is affected by the incident.
This website will be updated as new information becomes available.
View of the hole in the 6-inch pipe.

Pipeline is sealed with a clamp until workers can cut out the bad section and weld in a new section of pipe.

August 2, 2017 @ 5 p.m.

The underground pipeline leak discovered today in Parkland, Washington, has been contained and fuel in the line has been isolated. As of 3:00pm (PDT), none of the leaked fuel has reached local surface water. The Department of Ecology is supporting local authorities as they respond to an as-yet-unknown quantity of spilled jet fuel. Construction in the area of A Street East and 100th Street East is believed to have played a role in the pipeline puncture but the exact cause is still under investigation. The McChord Pipeline, which is owned by U.S. Oil, shut down automatically when pressure dropped.
No final determinations have been made about the amount spilled.
Air quality is still being monitored in the area and there are currently no evacuations. A nearby apartment building was voluntarily evacuated earlier today while air was monitored, but residents were allowed to return to their homes after monitoring results proved negative.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Dark area in photo is the fuel spill stain

$2 million worth of damage in the Gar Tootelian, Inc facility fire in Reedley, California

Fire at Gar Tootelian, Inc. ag chemical plant near Reedley causes more than $2M in damage

August 06, 2017 12:57 PM

The Gar Tootelian agricultural chemical plant east of Reedley caught fire Sunday, causing more than an estimated $2 million in damage and sending up a plume of smoke that was visible across a wide area.

Fire crews from an array of agencies, including from Fresno County Cal Fire, Tulare County, Reedley and Dinuba, responded to the four-alarm fire near Crawford and South avenues just before noon. More than 100 firefighters were participating in the response.

Cal Fire Capt. Jeremiah Wittwer said crews had contained the fire by early Sunday afternoon, but mop up wasn’t expected to be finished until Sunday evening. He said the fire burned about 25 percent of the 16,000 square-foot complex. Initial reports had put the space estimate at about 20,000 square feet.

Some workers were at the plant when the fire broke out, Wittwer said, but no one was injured. Fire officials were unsure of the cause.

The area is largely rural, but an aerial photograph of the area shows several farming operations and Gar Tootelian’s agricultural chemicals business south of the intersection of Crawford and South avenues. 

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REEDLEY, Calif. (FOX26 News) -- The Fresno County Fire Department is now estimating there is $2 million worth of damage in the Gar Tootelian, Inc facility fire in Reedley.

Crews say a call came in just after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday about a vegetation fire near the building.

When firefighters arrived they saw 25% of the building was engulfed in flames.

The Fresno County Fire Captain says crews were able to knock down the fire but that as of 3:00 pm.m Sunday they were in defense mode.

He says the building contains fertilizer and several other farming chemicals which are being identified.

Fire officials say five to six water tenders were used to help fight the fire because there were limited water sources out there.

Thankfully, there have been no reports of anyone that was hurt during this incident, according to firefighters.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Smoking materials too close to oxygen equipment caused the deadly fire at a Lagrange, Georgia home that killed 80-year-old Gladys Shelton, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a bird

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) – Investigators with the LaGrange Fire Department have determined the cause of a fatal house fire that happened the night of Monday, July 31.

Smoking materials too close to oxygen equipment caused a fire at a home on the 100 block of Dunston Street. The victim, 80-year-old Gladys Shelton was found by LaGrange firefighters in a bedroom where the fire started.

Shelton and her 81-year-old husband were inside the home when the fire began. Shelton’s husband was able to escape with a dog.

Three dogs, one cat, and a bird also died in the fire.

Two LaGrange firefighters were transported to the hospital for observation due to non-life-threatening injuries.

The American Red Cross has reached out to the family to provide additional services.


LaGrange fatal house fire victim ID'd 

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 5:23 am EDTTuesday, August 1st 2017, 2:31 pm EDT
By Ashton Adams, Producer

(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - The victim of a fatal LaGrange house fire has been identified.

The LaGrange Fire Department has been identified the victim as 80-year-old Gladys Shelton.

Shelton was killed after a fire broke out at her and her husband’s home on the 1000 block of Dunson Street just before 10:30 p.m. Monday night.

Shelton and her 81-year-old husband were inside the home when the fire began. Shelton’s husband was able to escape with a dog.

The husband was taken to the hospital by a family member, but we do not yet know the extent of his injuries.

Three dogs, one cat, and a bird also died in the fire. Two LaGrange firefighters were transported to the hospital for observation due to non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The cause of the 3-alarm fire at the Park Meridian Apartments in North Seattle was from faulty electrical equipment in a kitchen on the second floor of the north side of the building; $6 million in damages

SEATTLE, WA -- A large fire at an apartment complex in North Seattle Saturday has been ruled accidental. Fire investigators determined the cause was from faulty electrical equipment in a kitchen on the second floor of the north side of the building.

Heavy smoke on a hot Saturday afternoon made for extra tough conditions battling a three alarm fire at the Park Meridian Apartments in North Seattle.

“This was a 3 alarm fire which brought in 13 engine companies and nine ladder trucks,” said Kristin Tinsley with the Seattle Fire Department.

SFD says 30 units at the apartment complex were impacted.

Alex Harris’ unit was one of them. He’s deaf and has lived at the complex for 25 years. He says his top floor unit is now a complete loss.

“I live right there, I lost everything,” said Harris.

Harris says he relied on his sense of smell and got out when he smelled the smoke. Harris says he thought it would be a little fire, but when he opened the door he was taken aback by how large it was.

“It was big. I wasn’t expecting that,” said Harris.

Harris wasn’t the only who didn’t hear the alarms, many residents say nothing alerted them that the building was on fire.

“No alarm and no sprinkler,” said Maria Malixi who lived on the third floor. Her unit, also a complete loss.

Outside of the apartment complex people who lived in the now charred building hugging each other as they found their fellow neighbors who managed to escape the burning building.

“I try to contain myself. As long as we are alive,” said Malixi who was shaken up but said she was grateful she and her two sons got out safely.

SFD says they called about half the city’s resources to fight the fire.

“It took a while for us to fight this fire,” said Tinsley. “It was a really large response, so about 50% of the city’s resources. But, if anything happened elsewhere in the city we could still allocate those resources,” said Tinsley.

She added the heat, the already poor air quality and a fire this large adding more smoke to the air caused them to alert people near the complex to take extra safety precautions.

“This was a huge fire, there was a lot of smoke generated from this fire, and we did issue an Alert Seattle message for a 1.5-mile radius letting people know to close windows and doors to reduce exposure to smoke,” said Tinsley.

The American Red Cross is assisting with shelter and medical needs for people affected by the fire.

SFD says about 70 people were impacted by the fire. Tinsley said one firefighter was taken to Harborview with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is being further investigated, although electrical equipment are blamed for now.


The Seattle Fire Department determined that faulty electrical equipment caused the fire.

  Seattle Times staff

A fire that displaced dozens from a Northgate apartment building was caused by faulty electrical equipment and left an estimated $6 million in damages, the Seattle Fire Department said Sunday.

Fire investigators have determined that the Saturday afternoon blaze was accidental and began in a second-floor kitchen, the Fire Department said in a statement.

The fire occurred at Park Meridian, a three-story building at North 113th Street and Meridian Avenue North.

An estimated 60 to 70 residents were displaced by the fire.

All residents managed to escape the fire. One firefighter suffered minor injuries. The Fire Department said estimated losses from the fire included $4 million for the structure and $2 million for the contents of the building.

The Red Cross said it was providing aid to those impacted by the fire.

DARWIN'S NATURAL SELECTION THEORY AT ITS BEST Eight teenage car thieves from Pinellas County, FL have now died in the past two years, and dozens of innocent people have been injured, amid a juvenile auto theft and speeding epidemic

DARWIN THEORY AT ITS BEST:  Three black idiot teens dead after fiery crash in stolen SUV

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Deyon Kaigler said in December that he was done stealing cars. His friends were still posting videos of high-speed joyrides to Facebook, wearing key fobs on lanyards around their necks. But Deyon, 16, had decided it was too dangerous.

"I value my life," he said. "I'm not trying to be dead."

Just eight months later, on Sunday morning, three boys died and Deyon was led away in handcuffs after a fiery, high-speed crash sent a stolen Ford Explorer pinwheeling through the air down Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, bursting into flames.

Eight teenage car thieves from Pinellas have now died in the past two years, and dozens of innocent people have been injured, amid a juvenile auto theft epidemic so pervasive that even kids who vow to stop are then climbing back into stolen cars.

"When you have 14-, 15-, 16-year-olds that are dying because of their actions, it needs to stop," said Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. "This is a deadly game."

The boys who died in the Ford Explorer were driving more than 100 mph, playing a "cat and mouse" game with another stolen car at 4:40 a.m., before they likely ran a red light and hit the Toyota Camry of a 29-year-old man on his way to work, the sheriff said.

Both the Ford Explorer and the Chrysler Sebring it was speeding with were stolen Thursday from a car dealership in Clearwater. Deputies spotted the vehicles early Sunday morning turning into a subdivision in Oldsmar, where there had been a recent rash of burglaries.

The cars were then spotted on Tampa Road. They split up, and the Explorer hit the Camry before smashing into a billboard pole and several parked cars, spinning and rolling down Tampa Road in flames. Two of the dead boys were found in the wreckage; the third had been thrown onto the street.

The boys who died were identified as Jimmie Goshey, 14; Dejarae Thomas, 16; and Keontae Brown, 16. Keontae's brother, 14-year-old Keondrae Brown, was also in the SUV but survived. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and was in stable condition Sunday.

Deputies found the Chrysler Sebring at Sunset Point and Keene roads in Clearwater. Kamal Campbell, 18, and Deyon were taken into custody and face charges of grand theft auto and resisting arrest without violence.

The driver of the Camry, Ricky Melendez Jr., suffered a fractured ankle and tibia, as well as a broken collarbone, according to his father.

"My heart just dropped," Ricky Melendez Sr. said. "After looking at the crash, I don't know how he survived."

Chris Urso | Times

The Ford Explorer struck another vehicle and spiraled into the air at around 4:30 a.m., Pinellas sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

A continuing epidemic

Local officials said the deaths were a tragic but inevitable consequence of the ongoing auto theft problem.

"This scenario plays out daily throughout Pinellas County," Gualtieri said. "The only difference between what didn't happen yesterday and the day before that and the day before that is they didn't roll, hit a car and get killed."

In March 2016, three teenage girls from St. Petersburg died when they crashed a stolen car into a cemetery pond while trying to flee from deputies.

The epidemic was recently the subject of "Hot Wheels," a Tampa Bay Times series that found that Pinellas kids driving stolen cars crash at least every four days. Teenagers here have made a sport of "car-hopping," walking neighborhood streets looking for unlocked cars with keys left inside to steal. In 2015, police in Pinellas arrested juveniles 499 times for grand theft auto, more than in any other Florida county.

Reporters spoke with judges, police, lawyers, victims and the young car thieves themselves, who said that auto theft has become popular because kids don't see many consequences after they're caught.

Each of the teens involved in Sunday's crash had "extremely extensive criminal histories"; several had committed car thefts like those chronicled in the Times series, the sheriff said. Many young car thieves wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints while they car-hop; one of the boys died still wearing his.

Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter called the deaths "senseless."

"Many have worked so hard to avoid this inevitable tragedy," Slaughter said. "The juvenile justice system needs to do a better job with conducting juvenile risk assessments so chronic offenders who are endangering the public, and themselves, can be reasonably detained."

Keontae's grandfather, Sylvester Brown, said the boy was released from custody just days earlier.

Brown said he wishes the juvenile system had been tougher on his grandson. "Why did they let him go like that?" he asked. "They should be more hard on them."

Keontae's father, Adontai, said his son "was doing something he shouldn't have."

"I admit that — I'm not going to sit around here and sugarcoat and say he's the best kid in the world," the dad said. "He had his problems, he did stuff that he wasn't supposed to do, (but) he's still a kid. He's still a child."

He added that it's difficult to parent a child who has no respect for the courts.

"If they keep getting away with it, you think they're going to respect the parent? No."

Jimmie's cousin Aja Jenkins said the boy played football growing up.

"He was loving. He was kind," said Jenkins, 23. "He had a good heart. … (Jimmie) fell into the wrong crowd."

Another 'wake-up call'

Public officials who have been meeting to brainstorm solutions to the car theft problem said they were "heartbroken" and "at a loss."

"These kids slipped through the cracks again," said State Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-Treasure Island. "Somehow, whatever it is we're doing did not protect them."

"We need to intervene before it becomes another tragedy in our community, and we've seen far too much of this," said Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch. "If anyone felt sheltered, this should, I think, be a wake-up call that we're all invested in this. We're all invested in trying to reach these young people."

Welch described the problem as "a combination of a lack of consequence in the legal system, a lack of intervention by the community, parents, everyone, to get to these kids early.

"It's only a miracle that more innocent folks haven't died so far," he said. "But I think it's still a ticking time bomb."  

Pat Gerard, another county commissioner and former Largo mayor, said she was frustrated that Pinellas "wasn't getting a handle" on the epidemic. "Hopefully this is a warning to the other kids that are doing this that, gee, they're taking their lives in their hands," she said. "We have a small group of kids who are making a big game out of this. And the game's turning deadly. And it's just not funny anymore. It never was funny."

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, has pledged federal funding for activities that would engage Pinellas youth who are turning to crime. He said he is "praying" for the families of the boys and for the community, as well as planning an Aug. 24 roundtable with local teenagers to talk about why they steal cars and what would make them stop.

'I cannot bury my child'

Deyon's mother, Demetria Coley, said her son was doing well for a while. She had helped him get a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Dunedin. She moved houses, hoping to get him away from a bad crowd.

He started getting in trouble once more in early July, running with the wrong kids again, she said. "I keep telling him don't go with them, they are not your friends."

Deyon, who spoke to the Times in December for the Hot Wheels series, was arrested for grand theft auto again last month, and was later sent home with an ankle monitor. It was removed about five days before the crash, his mom said.

On Saturday night, Deyon ordered a pizza for dinner and ate it in his room. She thinks he must have slipped out after she went to sleep.

A single mother, Coley said she has begged judges and the juvenile system to do more to help her and to make her child see the consequences of his crimes.

"That's why these children are dying. Because they keep slapping them on the hand," she said. "I buried my mama, my grandma, my daddy. I'm the only child. And I'm all Deyon's got. And this is what he's taking me through.

"I cannot bury my child. They need to help me to help save his life."

Black trash get taken out on its own!  What a nice a job!  Similar to what is happening in Chicago: hundreds of black criminals are killing mostly other blacks.  Hurrah!!!  Darwin's natural selection theory at work here: the stupid, the idiots, the reckless, the criminals reach their final destination as they are eliminated.  They will certainly not do this again.

Natural selection acts to preserve and accumulate minor advantageous genetic mutations. Suppose a member of a species developed a functional advantage (it grew wings and learned to fly). Its offspring would inherit that advantage and pass it on to their offspring. The inferior (disadvantaged) members of the same species would gradually die out, leaving only the superior (advantaged) members of the species. Natural selection is the preservation of a functional advantage that enables a species to compete better in the wild. Natural selection is the naturalistic equivalent to domestic breeding. Over the centuries, human breeders have produced dramatic changes in domestic animal populations by selecting individuals to breed. Breeders eliminate undesirable traits gradually over time. Similarly, natural selection eliminates inferior species gradually over time.

Road paving worker John Davis, 55, with Merrill Construction crushed to death by a dirt roller-type vehicle in Webster, NH

WEBSTER, NH - A construction vehicle accident in Webster resulted in the death of a Concord employee Saturday morning, police said.

John Davis, 55, worked for Merrill Construction and was paving a driveway when the vehicle he was driving went down an embankment and rolled on top of him.

It's unclear if anyone currently lives at the single-family home where the work was being done.

Webster Police Chief Benedict Liberatore said only construction workers were at the residence Saturday.

A state medical examiner and first responders went to the scene at 8 Deer Meadow Road shortly before noon Saturday.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was also notified of Davis' death, and will be sending an investigator there Monday, officials said.

"It appears while working the victim lost control of the dirt roller-type vehicle causing him to go off an embankment and causing the equipment to roll on top of him," said Webster Officer Aaron Sparks.

The workplace accident occurred near the Concord-Webster line.



A construction worker was killed Saturday when a dirt roller he was operating tipped over on top of him in Webster, police said.

The accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. in a driveway on Deer Meadow Road near the Webster-Concord town line, said police, who are investigating.

"Approximately 11:21 a.m., Webster police along with the fire departments were dispatched to number 8 Deer Meadow Road for a report of a person pinned under construction equipment,” Webster Police Chief Ben Liberatore said.

Liberatore said Concord resident John Davis was backing up a dirt roller down a driveway when he lost control as he tried to make a turn.

"The operator was negotiating a curve, went off the curve a little bit and the vehicle appeared to roll over on top of the individual,” Liberatore said.

The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Davis was a worker with FL Merrill Construction, which is based out of Loudon.

Authorities said the company was hired to repave a driveway of a home that was for sale.

There were several other people there during the time of the accident but the chief said no one actually witnessed what happened.

"He was backing down the driveway while everyone was at the top of the driveway waiting for some arrival of equipment,” Liberatore said.

Investigators remained on scene for much of the afternoon Saturday.

As officials work to piece together what exactly happened, the police chief says his focus is now turning to help those impacted by Davis' loss.

"Anything we can do to help those in need of assistance based on this tragic incident, we're more than happy to be there and we're there for them,” Liberatore said.

The accident is under investigation by several agencies, including OSHA.

Officials plan to return to the scene Sunday.

The pilot/plane owner Kyle Dalrymple, and two passengers, Clinton Campbell and Wendy Race injured after his Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee plane crashed and burned in Franklin, Hunterdon County, NJ

Officials say a small plane with three people aboard crashed and caught fire in a wooded area in New Jersey.

The plane, a Piper PA-28 aircraft, took off from Blairstown Airport and was headed to Sky Manor Airport when it crashed about a half-mile northeast of the airport, near Pittstown.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

When first responders arrived, they found the plane covered in flames and quickly began helping the three on board.

The pilot, Kyle Dalrymple, and two passengers, Clinton Campbell and Wendy Race, were conscious and out of the plane when responders arrived.  The plane is registered to Kyle Dalrymple of Belvidere, NJ.

Foam was used to attack the plane fire.

The passengers were airlifted to trauma centers in Morristown. Their conditions are not yet known.

It's unclear whether the plane was taking off or landing.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA and the NTSB.

Time:22:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Registration: N56884
C/n / msn: 28-7425057
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/2 mi NE Sky Manor Airport, in Franklin, Hunterdon County, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Blairstown Airport (1N7)
Destination airport:Sky Manor Airport (N40)
Crashed on approach at night. Post crash fire. 


Aircraft Description

Serial Number 28-7425057 Status Valid
Manufacturer Name PIPER Certificate Issue Date 01/06/2014
Model PA-28-140 Expiration Date 01/31/2020
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code (base 8 / oct) 51644057
MFR Year 1973 Mode S Code (base 16 / hex) A7482F
Type Registration Individual Fractional Owner NO

Registered Owner

Street 510 HARDWICK ST
County WARREN Zip Code 07823-1902


Engine Manufacturer LYCOMING Classification Standard
Engine Model 0-320 SERIES Category Normal

A/W Date 10/17/1973  

Pilot Lester Lydzinski of Clifton, NJ killed after an experimental Lydzinski-built North Wing-Freedom weight-shift-control (WSC) trike, crashed at the Trinca Airport (13N), Green Township, NJ

State police say a pilot was killed when a small plane crashed near a New Jersey airport.

The accident happened at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday at Trinca Airport in Green Township, Sussex County.

The FAA says a NW-Freedom amateur-built aircraft crashed at the end of the runway.

Only the pilot was on board.

It's not clear if the plane had taken off from that site or if it was headed to the airport when it went down.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The FAA is investigating. The NTSB will determine the probable cause of the crash.

Trinca Airport is a public use airport owned by Green Township and located three nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Andover.

Registration: N2854L
C/n / msn: 122EF51076414
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Trinca Airport (13N), Green Township, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft, an experimental Lydzinski built NW-Freedom weight-shift-control (WSC) trike, crashed under unknown circumstances.
Sole pilot onboard died.


Last Action Date2016-08-15   
Airworthiness Date2016-10-19 Expiration Date2019-08-31
Registrant CityCLIFTON Registrant StateNJ
Registrant Zip Code070131794 CountryUNITED STATES
RegionEastern Registrant TypeIndividual
Fract Owner  Certificate Issue Date2016-08-15
StatusN-Number Assigned and Registered
Serial Number122EF51076414 Aircraft TypeWeight-shift-control
Mode S Code50561575 Year Mfr2016
Aircraft CategoryLand Builder CertificationNot Type Certificated
Number Engines1 Number Seats2
Aircraft WeightCLASS 1 Aircraft Cruising Speed0
Airworthiness ClassificationExperimental Approved Operation CodesAmateur Built
Engine ManufacturerAMA/EXPR 
Engine Model NameUNKNOWN ENG Engine Type4 Cycle
Engine Horsepower/Thrust0 Fuel Consumed0.00

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