Name of Pilot Released Following Barnstable Airport Crash

Judith Goetz, Regan Communications

Judith Goetz, Regan Communications

HYANNIS – The name of the pilot who operated a plane that crashed through a gate and into a parking lot at Barnstable Municipal Airport Sunday has been released.

According to senior airport manager Katie Servis, the aircraft was piloted by Dr. Basia McAnaw.

Neither McAnaw nor her three passengers were seriously injured after the plane crashed through a gate and into some rental cars. At least four rental cars were damaged.

According to Servis, they were able to exit the craft by themselves, but were brought to Cape Cod Hospital soon after medical crews arrived.

“She did not declare any type of emergency to the tower,” Servis said. “She was actually a tenant here at the airfield.”

Servis said that McAnaw increased the plane’s speed following a successful landing, although she could not say why.

Judith Goetz, Regan Communications

Judith Goetz, Regan Communications

Servis said the plane may have lost 20 to 30 gallons of fuel in the crash. Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection were on scene to evaluate the impact. The airport fire department put down material to lessen the chance of the fuel catching on fire or spreading.

The aircraft, a Cirrus SR-22 has a ballistic parachute that is controlled by the pilot. While it was not deployed, Servis said it had to be secured before the plane could be moved.

Exactly how much monetary damage the incident caused is still unknown. Servis said there is a video of the landing, but an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board has halted its release.

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