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PATEY, PAX UNHURT IN CRASH THAT DESTROYED ‘DRACO’

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 07:01

‘PLANE DID NOT FAIL ME, I FAILED THE PLANE’

By David Tulis, Julie Summers Walker

“I made mistakes,” said Mike Patey, a few hours after he survived a horrendous takeoff crash documented on social media that “completely destroyed” the popular short takeoff and landing aircraft Draco at Reno/Stead Airport Sept. 16.

“The plane did not fail me. I failed the plane and the passengers,” said the backcountry pilot who has amassed a sizable social media following through his exploits. He told AOPA in a telephone interview that his wife and another passenger were “physically in sound shape.” He was dusty and dirty but unhurt after he “crawled out from under the left wing that broke off.”

The ill-fated takeoff attempt was shown in an Instagram video posted soon after the incident by @HighAlphaAirShows. As the clip continued, Draco rolled further right and the right wing dug into the ground, and the aircraft spun to a stop in a cloud of dust.

A video filmed in the aftermath by Patey himself began logging views at a furious pace as soon as he posted it. The Reno Gazette Journal published a photo of the red high-wing turboprop that showed it resting upright under crumpled wings and a largely intact fuselage. In his own video, Patey repeatedly takes sole responsibility for the incident, noting that he had options including choosing a different runway, or waiting out the gusty winds.

“I should have waited,” Patey told his online audience. “I screwed up, made some bad choices, and as a result, I risked my family and friend. Draco‘s gone. That sucks. I hope you all learn from it.”

Patey and his two passengers were attempting to depart the airfield shortly after 10 a.m. following the Stihl National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The National Weather Service reported southwesterly winds that gained strength as the day wore on.

The highly modified backcountry turboprop propelled Patey to aviation celebrity status after he introduced it to the world at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 2018. Patey brought the aircraft to  the second AOPA Fly-In of the year at Livermore, California, also taking part in other STOL demonstrations that are popular with younger and older aviators alike.

The demonstrations highlight the skills of pilots making precision landings and takeoffs in a variety of aircraft that vary from stock configurations to highly modified one-offs like Draco, which started its service life as a PZL–104 Wilga, a Polish-made airplane designed with piston power in mind. Patey turned a blown engine into an opportunity to modify the Wilga and hang a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-28 turoprop on the front, and Draco was born to become an internet sensation.

Cory Robin, a backcountry pilot affiliated with the “Flying Cowboys,” a tight-knit group of bush flying colleagues who help coordinate the annual High Sierra Fly-In and STOL Drag Races at Nevada’s Dead Cow Lakebed, said they were “heartbroken” and expressed concern for Patey and his passengers’ safety.

Patey had previously alerted social media followers on Sept. 12 that insurance challenges had forced him to pull the popular aircraft from future performances.

“I’m heartbroken to report that DRACO airshow performances and racing is over,” he wrote on his Facebook page during the Reno races. Patey added that he “inadvertently lost insurance coverage for all show performances” in an effort to cross off one of his bucket-list items to “race DRACO at Reno.”

Patey uploaded a video to his YouTube channel intended to help other pilots avoid similar situations. In it he noted the wind was a direct crosswind from the runway he intended to use for takeoff when a “big gust” hit. During the video recorded a few hours after the crash he said “the winds are now calm. So silly and so dumb,” he confessed.

“It was just a rough day,” Patey said. “Obviously, I am going to learn from it, and I hope others will as well.”

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/september/16/pilot-patey-ok-but-draco-destroyed

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Small Plane Runs Off Runway At Gundy’s Airport In Owasso

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 06:59

By: NewsOn6.com

OWASSO, Oklahoma – No one was hurt when a plane overshot the runway at Gundy’s Airport in Owasso Monday afternoon. It happened around 1:40 at the small airport in the 7600 block of North 172nd East Avenue.

The aircraft was a 1975 Piper Cherokee fixed-wing single-engine, according to Flight Aware.

The plane went off the end of runway 17 which is 2,600 feet long, according to Osage SkyNews 6 HD pilot Dustin Stone. The plane crossed over 76th Street North and ended up in a ditch.

Two people were inside the plane, the 87-year-old pilot and a passenger.

Owasso Fire, Limestone Fire, and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office responded. The FAA will investigate the incident.

https://www.newson6.com/story/41054473/small-plane-runs-off-runway-at-gundys-airport-in-owasso

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Abu Dhabi flight diverted to Dublin due to smoke from passenger tablet

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 06:58

Etihad Airways said diversion of flight was a ‘precaution’

By Sarah Burns

A flight from Abu Dhabi to Washington had to divert to Dublin Airport on Monday due to smoke coming from a passenger’s tablet.

Etihad Airways said the diversion of flight EY131 was a “precaution” and the aircraft landed safely.

“The situation was managed swiftly by the crew and the aircraft landed safely in Dublin, where the device will be removed before the flight. The safety and comfort of its guests and crew is Etihad’s top priority and we regret any discomfort or inconvenience caused by this necessary diversion.”

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/abu-dhabi-flight-diverted-to-dublin-due-to-smoke-from-passenger-tablet-1.4020776

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 06:46

58 Years ago today: On 17 September 1961 a Northwest Orient Lockheed L-188C Electra crashed after the crew lost control on takeoff from Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), killing 37 on board.

Date: Sunday 17 September 1961 Time: 08:57 Type: Lockheed L-188C Electra Operator: Northwest Orient Airlines Registration: N137US C/n / msn: 1142 First flight: 1961 Total airframe hrs: 614 Engines:Allison 501-D13 Crew: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 Passengers: Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32 Total: Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: ca 1,5 km S of Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America) Phase: Initial climb (ICL) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America Destination airport: Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), United States of America Flightnumber: 706

Narrative:
Lockheed Electra N137US operated on Northwest flight 706 from Milwaukee to Miami (MIA) with intermediate stops at Chicago, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. After a crew change at Chicago the plane taxied to runway 14R at 08:55 and was cleared for takeoff. Between the 8,000 and the 9,000-foot runway marker the aircraft was observed to commence an apparently coordinated right turn with a slowly increasing rate of bank. When the bank angle was 30 to 45 degrees, the crew made a short, garbled transmission. Immediately thereafter, at a bank angle of 50 to 60 degrees, the aircraft began to lose altitude. The maximum altitude attained in the entire turn was 200 to 300 feet. The right wing struck powerlines adjacent to the Chicago Northwestern Railroad tracks, severing the lines at an angle of about 70 degrees from the horizontal. It then continued in a direction of about 271 degrees magnetic and, when in a bank of about 85 degrees and a nose-down attitude of about 10 degrees, the right wing of the aircraft struck the railroad embankment.
Continuing to roll about its longitudinal axis, the aircraft cartwheeled, the nose crashing into the ground 380 feet beyond the point of first impact, and landed right side up. It then slid tail first another 820 feet. The aircraft disintegrated throughout its path

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “Mechanical failure in the aileron primary control system due to an improper replacement of the aileron boost assembly, resulting in a loss of lateral control of the aircraft at an altitude too low to effect recovery.”

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Today is Monday the 16th of September, 2019

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:22

We start this week with the following stories…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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At least seven killed as plane crashes in southwest Colombia city

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:19

by Adriaan Alsema

At least seven people were killed when a small aircraft crashed in a residential area in a city in southwest Colombia, authorities confirmed Sunday.

According to preliminary reports, the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Guillermo Leon Valencia airport of Popayan, the capital of the Cauca province.

Two people who were in the aircraft survived the crash. Five people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured when the plane crashed into their homes in the Junin neighborhood in the southwest of the city.

According to the Popayan fire department, two of the injured are in critical condition. The child is apparently in stable conditions.

Authorities were able to confirm no people are missing.

The airplane crashed only minutes after taking off while on its way to Lopez de Micay, a rural municipality in the Pacific region of Cauca.

The country’s civil aviation authority almost immediately began investigating the causes of the fatal crash.

https://colombiareports.com/at-least-seven-killed-as-plane-crashes-in-southwest-colombia-city/

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Small plane catches on fire in Marana

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:17

By KOLD News 13 Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – A small airplane caught fire at the Marana Regional Airport on Friday, Sept. 13,

The Northwest Fire District said there were no injuries and the fire was put out quickly.

According to the NFD, the fire started during startup checks.

https://www.kold.com/2019/09/14/watch-air-plane-catches-fire-marana/

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Police: Plane crash reported near Chesapeake Regional Airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:15

BY JULIA VARNIER

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A plane crashed near Chesapeake Regional Airport Sunday afternoon, according to police.

The crash happened just after 5 p.m., in the 400 block of W Road.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash involved a small plane with one person on board.

The two seat plane slid into a bean field and the pilot was able to walk away, reports say.

The Virginia State Police are on the scene to investigate and there were no injuries reported.

There are no further details.

https://wtkr.com/2019/09/15/police-plane-crashes-near-chesapeake-regional-airport/

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Landing gear problem leads to crash landing at Northern Michigan airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:14

By John Tunison | jtunison@mlive.com

CHARLEVOIX, MI — No one was injured after a small plane carrying nine people crash landed at the Charlevoix Municipal Airport, apparently due to a landing gear issue.

The plane landed about 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

State police said a preliminary investigation “suggests there was a problem with the landing gear when the plane touched down.”

The plane was landing in Charlevoix after a trip to Beaver Island and police say nine people were aboard.

Police are working with Federal Aviation Administration investigators to determine the exact cause of the crash landing.

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/09/landing-gear-problem-leads-to-crash-landing-at-northern-michigan-airport.html

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SMALL PLANE CRASH-LANDS IN BACKYARD OF ALLEN COUNTY HOME

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:12

Deputies say the pilot and passenger were traveling to South Bend to see the Notre Dame football game.

By: FOX 55 News

Authorities say the pilot and passenger inside a small, single-engine plane are fine after it crash landed in the backyard of a home in southeast Allen County.

Allen County Sheriff’s deputies say Fort Wayne International Airport traffic control notified them of a plane having mechanical issues just after 4 p.m.

Authorities say the plane lost contact with the tower and crash-landed in the backyard of a home in the 17300 block of Bronson Road. Deputies say a man on the plane was OK and the woman had minor cuts.

Deputies say they were traveling to South Bend for tomorrow’s Notre Dame football game.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

https://www.wfft.com/content/news/Small-plane-crash-lands-in-backyard-of-Allen-County-home-560274511.html

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:10

66 Years ago today: On 16 September 1953 an American Airlines Convair CV-240 suffered a CFIT accident on approach to Albany Airport in poor visibility, killing all 28 occupants.

Date: Wednesday 16 September 1953 Time: 08:34 Type: Convair CV-240-0 Operator: American Airlines Registration: N94255 C/n / msn: 116 First flight: 1948 Total airframe hrs: 9920 Engines:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM4A Crew: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 Passengers: Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25 Total: Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 5 km (3.1 mls) SW of Albany Airport, NY (ALB) (   United States of America) Phase: Approach (APR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Windsor Locks-Bradley Field, CT (BDL/KBDL), United States of America Destination airport: Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), United States of America Flightnumber: AA723

Narrative:
American Airlines’ Flight 723 was a scheduled flight between Boston, and Chicago, with intermediate stops among which were Hartford (BDL), and Albany (ALB). The CV-240 arrived at Bradley Field at 06:57. Weather at the next stop, Albany, at this time was below the company’s landing minimums, but was forecast to improve to within limits by the time the flight arrived there. Departure from Bradley Field was made at 07:14. Because of poor visibility at Albany, several aircraft were in a holding pattern. The special Albany weather report issued at 07:50 indicated thin obscurement, ceiling estimated 4,000, overcast, fog, visibility 3/4 miles. Two aircraft left the holding pattern, attempted to land, but both executed a missed approach procedure. A third airplane landed at 08:16 following an instrument approach to runway 19. Immediately following this landing, Flight 723 was cleared to make an instrument approach to runway 19. Three minutes later the flight advised the tower that its approach was being abandoned because the aircraft’s flaps could not be lowered.
At 08:30 Albany Tower reported:”All aircraft holding Albany. It now appears to be pretty good for a contact approach from the west. It looks much better than to the north.” Flight 723 was then cleared for a contact approach to runway 10. On finals for runway 10, the Convair descended too low. The right wing of the aircraft struck the center tower of three radio towers at a point 308 feet above the ground. The left wing then struck the east tower. Seven feet of the outer panel of the right wing including the right aileron and control mechanism from the center hinge outboard together with 15 feet of the left outer wing panel and aileron separated from the aircraft at this time. Following the collision with the towers, ground impact occurred a distance of 1,590 feet beyond the tower last struck. First ground contact was made simultaneously by the nose and the left wing with the aircraft partially inverted.
The weather reported at the time of the accident was thin scattered clouds at, 500 feet, ceiling estimated 4500 feet, broken clouds, visibility 1-1/2 miles, fog

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “During the execution of a contact approach, and while manoeuvring for alignment with the runway to be used, descent was made to an altitude below obstructions partially obscured by fog in a local area of restricted visibility.”

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Today is Friday the 13th of September, 2019

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:59

Here are the stories to close out this busy week.

Everyone have a safe day on this “full moon Friday the 13th”!

Tom

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Hill City firefighters respond to helicopter crash

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:55

By Danielle Ferguson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader 

Hill City crews responded to a helicopter crash Thursday afternoon.

The Hill City Volunteer Fire Department posted to its Facebook page Thursday that a helicopter had crashed just west of Hill City.

The two occupants got out with minor injuries, the post said.

The helicopter, however, was heavily damaged.

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/09/12/hill-city-firefighters-respond-helicopter-crash/2305724001/

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Small plane crashes into car on US Route 50, 4 injured

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:51

By WBAL TV

BOWIE, Md. —

A small plane went down on U.S. Route 50 near Freeway Airport in Bowie, hitting a vehicle and injuring four people, authorities said.

Maryland State Police said troopers were called around 11:20 a.m. Thursday to eastbound Route 50 at Church Road for a plane crash.

State police said investigators believe the pilot was attempting to take off from Freeway Airport at the time of the crash. The exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

State police said the plane struck at least one car, a Nissan Versa, in the eastbound lanes of Route 50.

The pilot of the plane, identified as Julius Tolson Jr., 58, of Laurel, and the passenger of the plane, Michael Garrah, 57, of Columbia, were treated at the scene by Prince George’s County Fire and EMS crew members, state police said.

The driver of the car, Ryan McClain, 29, of Washington, D.C., and his passenger, Eric Diprospero, 31, of Baltimore, were taken to hospitals.

Preliminary reports indicate neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the crash.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said two left lanes on eastbound Route 50 were closed and one lane on westbound Route 50 was closed. State police tweeted at 4 p.m. that all lanes have been reopened and the plane was removed from the highway.

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/small-plane-crash-car-us-route-50-bowie/29022105

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Para-glider accident leaves pilot dead near Eustace

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:48

By Shelli Parker

A para-glider accident left a man dead on the scene Thursday morning in Henderson County.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office got the call around 9 a.m. Thursday, that a para-glider had hit power lines just outside of Eustace.

HCSO, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Eustace Fire Department responded to the scene at the intersection of County Road 2857 and Farm to Market 2329.

A neighbor who had been watching the flight, spoke to the Athens Review and reported hearing a loud explosion followed by silence.

Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Athens Review contacted the FAA, but they were unable to release the man’s identity. The Athens Review will continue to provide details as they are released.

https://www.athensreview.com/news/para-glider-accident-leaves-pilot-dead-near-eustace/article_6eaa43e4-d594-11e9-b9ea-4b793ffbece2.html

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Hot air balloon makes hard landing, 1 woman seriously hurt: Police

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:46

By EMILY SHAPIRO

A hot air balloon made a hard landing near Las Vegas on Thursday, seriously hurting one person, officials said. 

The pilot and four passengers were ejected from the basket when the balloon made the hard landing, Las Vegas Police Sgt. Jeff Dean said.

After impact, it continued to drag along the ground for about a half mile and the other four people were ejected, the FAA said.

One woman was airlifted to a hospital with very serious injuries, but is expected to survive, Dean said.

The hot air balloon had nine people on board during the incident in Goodsprings, Nevada, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

The other eight people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, Dean said.

The cause of the hard landing is under investigation, according to the FAA.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hot-air-balloon-makes-hard-landing-woman-hurt/story?id=65570998

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:44

49 Years ago today: On 13 September 1970 a Swissair DC-8 and a TWA Boeing 707 were blown up at the desert airfield Zerqa, Jordan after being hijacked.

Date: Sunday 13 September 1970 Type: Boeing 707-331B Operator: Trans World Airlines – TWA Registration: N8715T C/n / msn: 18917/460 First flight: 1965 Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: Zerqa RAF Station (Dawson’s Field) (   Jordan) Phase: Standing (STD) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany Destination airport: New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America Flightnumber: TW741

Narrative:
The Boeing 707 carrying 141 passengers and 10 crewmembers was hijacked after leaving Frankfurt September 6. The plane was then flown to Zerqa, a military airfield 20 miles N of Amman. Hijackers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine released the hostages and blew up the plane September 13.

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Today is Thursday the 12th of September, 2019

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:38

And just like that, another successful ARFF Working Group Annual Conference is over. As I say after all of these ARFFWG gatherings, it’s great to see all of my ARFF friends as well as meeting and making new ones! For those of you in attendance, I hope you leave with new friendships and take home knowledge and information that will make your department better, and your Brothers and Sisters safer! Next stop, the 14th Annual ARFF Leadership Conference at the Rio Hotel & Suites, Las Vegas, NV, February 10 through 13th, 2020.

Now to the news for today…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Small plane crashes at Boca Raton Airport, local doctor taken to hospital

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:21

By: Ryan Hughes

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash at the Boca Raton Airport Wednesday morning. 

The FAA said a Piper PA28 single-engine aircraft with two people on board crashed shortly after takeoff around 10:30 a.m.

“I heard a loud boom and I thought it was a truck or something out here on I-95 like normal,” said Rick Seymore, works for Jet Parts Inc.

The Boca Raton Airport Authority said as soon as the plane took off, the pilot alerted the control tower there was some type of problem.

The pilot, identified as Dr. Robert Eckelson, a Boca Raton Orthodontist, was trying to circle back to the runway but instead crashed in a parking lot behind a hangar for a company called Reliable Jet Maintenance. The aircraft may have hit a tree, a spokesperson said.

Video from WPTV Chopper 5 showed the Piper smashed up with its tail and nose sheared off, and covered in white foam. Part of a mangled wing and other debris were located several feet away near a tree.

“I ran and I got the door open, I got Mark out, we got him pulled away from the fuel and then we got the pilot out and got him away,” Seymore said.

Eckelson was taken to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert, fire officials said. He was later listed in good condition. The other person on board was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

Airport Road was closed between the Cinemark movie theater and NW 40th St., after the crash.

“It’s a miracle of God because other than the bloody nose that the pilot had and mark maybe had a broken leg were talking a miracle,” Seymore said.

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boca-raton/police-responding-to-aircraft-incident-at-boca-raton-airport

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STUNT PILOT PATTY WAGSTAFF FLIPS PLANE IN FLORIDA

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:19

By Collins Parker

AUGUSTINE, Florida (WDEF) – A pilot who amazed fans at the Rome Air Show has crashed near her home base in Florida.

Flight instructor Patty Wagstaff was at the controls when her plane overturned while landing at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport this evening.

She suffered minor injuries, but climbed out of the plane, okay.  A passenger was unhurt.

Her 1958 Beech K35 had landed and was taxiing when it flipped off the runway.

PRELIM REPORT: AIRCRAFT HAD JUST LANDED AT THE ST AUGUSTINE AIRPORT AND WAS BEGINNING TO
TAXI DOWN THE RUNWAY WHEN THE AIRPLANE, FOR REASONS YET TO BE DETERMINED, CONTINUED INTO THE
GRASS MEDIAN AND OVERTURNED.

Wagstaff is a former US Aerobatic Team winner with a trophy case full of flying awards.

In addition to operating Patty Wagstaff Air Shows, she teaches pilots how to be a stunt pilot at her base in St. Augustine.

https://wdef.com/2019/09/11/stunt-pilot-patty-wagstaff-crashes-florida/

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