Plane tips over, found upside down at Kern Valley Airport, west of Bakersfield
Man suffers minor injuries
Last Updated: 74 days ago
KERNVILLE, Calif. -
One man suffers from minor injuries after an airplane accident west of Bakersfield.
On March 11, at about 3:00 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Kern Valley Sub Station went to Kernville Airport in Kernville regarding an airplane accident.
When deputies arrived they said they were able to contact the pilot of the airplane, 53-year-old Andreas Schippert, and two passengers, 36-year-old Thomas Kiff and 37-year-old Adrian Mohr.
The airplane, a single engine Cessna Cirrus, was at rest upside down on the roof of the plane on the runway.
Schippert reported that he had been flying from Bakersfield to the airport in Kernville.
As he began landing the airplane, Schippert said the engine stalled, and as he attempted to restart the engine the airplane flipped and came to rest on the runway upside down.
He and the two passengers were able to exit the plane after the accident.
Schippert sustained a minor head injury as a result of the accident, according to officials. He was taken to Kernville Hospital for treatment.
Kiff and Mohr were uninjured.
The FAA requested the Sheriff’s Office secure the crash site.
An FAA Investigator will respond to the crash site on March 12 to initiate an investigation into the accident.
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