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Today is Tuesday the 12th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:55

Here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Pilot and passenger survive close-call crash by deploying a parachute attached to TOP of plane

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:53
  • £500,000 Cirrus SR22 floated down from around 200ft billowing black smoke
  • Crashed into field near village of Benington in Hertfordshire
  • Plane was fitted with ‘drogue chute’ which are rare on light aircraft
  • Cirrus is one of few manufacturers to fit the chutes, credited with saving more than 100 lives 

By JAKE HURFURT FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

A pilot had an incredible escape yesterday when he deployed a parachute… from the top of his light aircraft. 

Instead of crashing into a field, the plane floated down from around 200ft and the pilot and his passenger escaped almost unhurt.

And the aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, was only slightly damaged.

Witnesses spotted it billowing black smoke as it flew low over open fields near the village of Benington in Hertfordshire.

‘I was sure it was going to crash but then suddenly the parachute appeared,’ said David Stuckley who was taking photographs of a nearby fire when he spotted the stricken plane.

‘It was an amazing sight. I was fearing for whoever was in it but I heard later they suffered only minor injuries.

‘I had been concentrating on a nearby fire but this was far more dramatic.

‘There was this terrific whooshing noise and I looked up and saw the plane with a plume of black smoke streaming out. Then the parachute appeared, the plane slowed dramatically and crash-landed in a paddock.

‘We raced across – we had to run about a mile – and by the time we got there a fire engine and a couple of police cars were at the scene and a helicopter had landed nearby.’ 

The plane, costing close to £500,000, was fitted with a ‘drogue chute’ which are rare on light aircraft. Cirrus are one of the few manufacturers to fit them, and it is credited with saving more than 100 lives.

The plane is registered to Steven Breslaw who lives in Finchley, North London, but it is unclear whether he was in the aircraft at the time.

New models of the Cirrus SR22, which are built in Minnesota, have a base price of more than $600,000, around £440,000, while top-of-the-range models with all the added extras can cost up to $1 million (£745,000) each.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5825519/Pilot-passenger-survive-crash-deploying-parachute-attached-plane.html

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Three injured when plane makes hard landing at Arcadia airport

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:51

Three were hospitalized after a plane ran off a runway, ending up in a ditch at Arcadia Municipal Airport Monday.

Jessica Geller was on her way to pick up her 13-year-old daughter at the airport when she noticed a convoy of first responders blow past her.

“Five seconds later I got the call from my daughter that there had been an accident. The first thing she said is ‘mom, I’m okay. Please don’t worry,’” Geller said.

Geller says when she got there, all she could see was blood.

“Her uncle, his face was pouring blood and her aunt was laying on the wing of the plane and there was just so much blood that I couldn’t tell whose was who,” she said.

Geller says her daughter was sitting in the back seat while the teen’s aunt and uncle were up front. The girl’s uncle was a registered pilot.

“He’s been a pilot for 20 plus years and never had a mishap or nothing ever close to an accident. She goes with them every other month,” Geller said.

But during the landing, the FAA says he lost control of the plane and crashed into a ditch.

“To me it looks like the brakes locked up and the engine wouldn’t cut off and so they turned onto the grass, and going at the speed they went nose down into a ditch,” Geller said.

But she’s also extremely grateful they all survived.

“I was hysterical. It was very traumatic coming up to that and not knowing what to expect,” she said.

Officials say they are still investigating what exactly happened with the landing. All three on board the plane are in the hospital, and all are expected to survive.

The FAA released the following statement:

“A BEECH A36 aircraft lost control while landing on runway 24 at Arcadia Municipal Airport in Florida and ran off into a ditch around 4:05 pm today. Three people were on board. Local authorities will release names and conditions. The FAA will investigate.”

Three injured when plane makes hard landing at Arcadia airport

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Pilot injured in US F-15 crash off Okinawa, Japan

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:50

Tokyo – The pilot of a U.S. F-15C fighter jet was hospitalized in serious condition after it crashed Monday in waters south of Okinawa in southern Japan, the Air Force said.

The pilot, who was not identified, ejected and was rescued by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

The cause of the 6:30 a.m. crash is under investigation, the Air Force said. It said the F-15C from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa was on a routine training mission.

The heavy U.S. military presence in Okinawa has been the source of friction with the local government and some residents. About half of the 50,000 American troops in Japan are stationed on the southern island.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2018/06/11/fighter-jet-crash-japan/35939367/

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Private Plane Crashes On Take-Off At Plant City Airport

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:48

The pilot and passenger of an airplane that crashed on take-off at the Plant City Airport sustained only minor injuries.

By D’Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff

PLANT CITY, FL — The pilot and passenger of an airplane that crashed on take-off at the Plant City Airport sustained only minor injuries.

According to the Plant City Police Department, the crash occurred at 12:55 a.m. when the plane failed to clear a perimeter fence on the west side of the airport property near Turkey Creek Road.

The airplane crashed in a field west of Turkey Creek Road. Both the pilot and passenger refused treatment from Plant City Fire Rescue.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an independent investigation. A representative from the airport responded as well and secured the airplane for the FAA investigation.

The names of the pilot and passenger, both men, are not being released pending the FAA investigation.

https://patch.com/florida/plant-city/private-plane-crashes-take-plant-city-airport

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Plane with landing gear failure makes hard landing at Montgomery Field

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:45

Allison Horn

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A pilot in a small plane made a hard landing Monday at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa.

The pilot reported the emergency about 2:30 p.m. above the central San Diego airport at 3750 John J. Montgomery Dr.

A City of San Diego communications officer reported the plane was having trouble with its landing gear.

Air traffic controllers ordered the pilot to circle the airport until firefighters could respond to the scene. The plane landed safely half an hour later.

https://www.10news.com/news/plane-with-landing-gear-failure-makes-hard-landing-at-montgomery-field

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Airline Pilots Unite Against Single-Pilot Cargo Aircraft Proposal

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:43

FAA reauthorization legislation includes funding for a study that backers say could solve the pilot shortage.

By Stephen Pope

Airline pilots are bristling at the suggestion that the nation’s pilot shortage can be solved by a transition to single-pilot cockpits, calling the plan an attack on safety and urging Congress to act.

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) wants the House to strike language from draft FAA reauthorization legislation calling for research into single-pilot cargo aircraft, describing the move as an assault on air safety.

The two-pilot cockpit, ALPA argues, is a key component of the safety infrastructure that makes U.S. commercial aviation so safe. Nevertheless, the provision that would fund a study of single-pilot operation of cargo aircraft remains on the table as part of the bill now awaiting a Senate vote.

Last week, ALPA, which represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines, asked its members to contact members of Congress and the Senate to express opposition, writing on its Facebook page, “We must ensure there are always two pilots in aircraft. We will never compromise safety, the core mission and vision of ALPA and our pilots since 1931.”

ALPA argues that remote pilots on the ground would not be able to interact with pilots in the air in a manner that promotes effective cockpit resource management. Airlines, meanwhile, envision a future where single-pilot airliners ply the skies with automated systems and remote humans ready to take over in case of an emergency.

In a recent speech, ALPA President Tim Canoll said, “At the eleventh hour and with no advance notice, a dangerous provision was inserted into the House FAA reauthorization bill by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee to push for single-piloted and computer-piloted operations of cargo airliners. This is an attack on our profession, passenger and cargo operations alike.”

Next week, about 150 ALPA members from across the U.S. will descend upon Capitol Hill for ALPA’s annual Legislative Summit on June 10-13 to voice their opposition to single-pilot commercial air carrier operations.

https://www.flyingmag.com/airline-pilots-unite-against-single-pilot-cargo-aircraft-proposal?enews060718

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Two A380s Are Apparently Headed For The Scrapyard

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:42

Owner Says They Are Unable To Find A Buyer For The Superjumbo Airplanes

Two A380 Superjumbo airliners owned by a German investment company are about to be stripped for parts, according to the owner, because Singapore Airlines has decided to not continue to keep them in service and no other operator can be found.

Reuters reports that the current owner is Dr Peters Group, based in Dortmund, Germany. The planes were leased by Singapore Airlines in December 2007 for a 10 year period. When that lease expired, the massive airplanes were returned to the owner. The were flown to Tavares in the French Pyrenees and stored while the group sought a new lessee. None could be found

In a statement emailed to the news service, Dr Peters Group said that “After extensive as well as intensive negotiations with various airlines such as British Airways, HiFly and IranAir, Dr Peters Group has decided to sell the aircraft components and will recommend this approach to its investors.”’

In other words, strip the airplanes down and sell off the parts.

The engines have already been removed and leased back to Rolls-Royce for use as spares, according to the report.

The group has two other A380s on lease in Singapore that may face the same fate, but these are early variants of the A380. Later models are more efficient and may continue to fly for some time.

However, overall demand for such large airplanes is declining. Airbus has slowed production of the A380 to a crawl while they look for new customers. Boeing’s challenges with the 747 have also been well documented.

FMI: Original report

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:38

68 Years ago today: On 12 June 1950 an Air France Douglas DC-4-1009 crashed near Bahrain, killing 46 out of 52 occupants.

Date: Monday 12 June 1950 Time: 21:15 Type: Douglas DC-4-1009 Operator: Air France Registration: F-BBDE C/n / msn: 42937 First flight: 1946 Crew: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8 Passengers: Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 44 Total: Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 52 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 5,5 km (3.4 mls) SE off Bahrain Airport (BAH) (   Bahrain) Phase: Approach (APR) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan Destination airport: Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrain

Narrative:
The Air France DC-4 was on a scheduled flight from Saigon to Paris. It took off from Karachi (KHI) for Bahrain (BAH) at 16:05. At 20:42 the aircraft called Bahrain approach control giving its altitude as 6500 feet and requesting clearance to descend. Approach control gave clearance to descend to 2000 feet, altimeter setting of 29.51 inches, visibility 1500 yards (1370 metres).
The airplane overflew the airfield at a height of about 1000 feet. At 21:13 the aircraft called Bahrain tower, saying “down wind leg”; the tower acknowledged and said “ground wind 310/20 knots”, the aircraft called the tower at 21:15 hours saying “finals” . The tower controller cleared the flight to land on runway 29. On finals the airplane contacted the water and crashed. The wreckage was found in 12 feet of water, 3,3 miles from the runway end 8 hours after the accident.

Two days later an Air France DC-4 on the same flight leg also crashed while on approach to Bahrain at night, killing 40 occupants.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “The pilot-in-command did not keep an accurate check of his altitude and rate of descent during the timed approach procedure, thus allowing his aircraft to fly into the surface of the sea. The possibility that the pilot-in-command was feeling the effects of fatigue cannot be ruled out. It is recommended that consideration be given to equipping Bahrain Airport with radio landing aids and with suitable runway approach lights.”

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Today is Monday the 11th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:23

We start the new week with the following stories…

Have a safe week!

Tom

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Lufthansa A340 Damaged as Frankfurt Airport Truck Catches Fire

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:21

By Richard Weiss 

An empty Airbus SE A340-300 long-haul aircraft owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG was damaged on Monday morning after a tow truck maneuvering the plane around Frankfurt airport caught fire.

About 10 people were taken to the hospital after for smoke inhalation, a spokeswoman for the carrier’s Lufthansa Technik maintenance unit said. The division operates plane-towing vehicles under the Leos brand in Frankfurt.

The twin-aisle airliner was being moved at about 8 a.m. with no passengers on board in preparation to operate as Flight LH426 to Philadelphia, and must now be inspected for damage, a spokesman for Lufthansa said. A reserve plane will be used for the route instead, and the flight will leave on time as it’s an afternoon service, he said. The incident caused no delays or cancellations at the airport, said a spokesman for Fraport AG, the hub’s operator.

Pictures on social media Monday showed the tug in flames under the jetliner’s cockpit, and the area beneath the nose cone charred and covered with soot. The aircraft, registered as D-AIFA, is named after the German city of Dorsten. The plane was delivered in 2000, making it more likely to be scrapped than repaired.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-11/lufthansa-a340-damaged-as-frankfurt-airport-truck-catches-fire

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2 teens, mom, grandmother die in fiery plane crash in Green County

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:19

Sarah Hauer and Samantha West, Milwaukee

All four people aboard a light aircraft died Sunday after the plane crashed into a wooded area in Green County.

Green County Sheriff Mark Rohloff said those aboard the Cessna 182T were a 17-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and their mother and grandmother, who was the pilot.

The Green County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the plane was headed to its final destination — the Monroe Municipal Airport — when it went down. When first responders arrived, the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

The grandmother had previous experience landing at the airport and the family had been tracking their flight and contacted the sheriff’s office when they lost contact, Rohloff said at a news conference.

The plane had taken off from Kenosha, Rohloff said.

Multiple people called the sheriff’s office around noon Sunday to report seeing a plane in the sky lose altitude and crash, according to the release.

Rohloff said authorities are assuming there were mechanical problems with the plane before the crash.

The crash is under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The final outcome from the investigation may take more than a month.

Rohloff said during the news conference that there was a large amount of debris at the scene.

Monroe-Sylvester Road near the crash was closed to traffic.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2018/06/10/4-dead-fiery-plane-crash-green-county/689067002/?from=new-cookie

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Tara Air Twin Otter ‘9N-AEV’ averts a catastrophic disaster while landing at Jumla Airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:18

JUMLA

Tara Air’s De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin-otter with registration ‘9N-AEV’ crash landed at Jumla Airport today at around 2:50 PM. 

The preliminary information reveals that the aircraft crash landed at Jumla Airport following the puncture on its Nose landing gear and skidded of the runway and collided a wired fence ahead sustaining damage on its nose badly. The flight took off from Nepalgunj to Jumla at 2:15 PM with 16 passengers on board.

The passengers and crew on board encountered minor injuries during the incident. Captain JK Niraula, Co-Pilot Hikmat Rokaya with Cabin attendant Pratima Rana and 16 Passengers onboard were on the flight. No major injuries or casualties are reported from the incident. The aircraft sustained damaged on its front part and prevented the other damages.

Earlier on November 28, 2017, the Tara Air Twin Otter ‘9N-ABM’ encountered an analogues incident at Simikot Airport while it was preparing for take-off to Surkhet.

https://www.aviationnepal.com/tara-air-twin-otter-9n-aev-averts-a-catastrophic-disaster-while-landing-at-jumla-airport/

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Float plane found submerged in water near Gene Coulon Memorial Park

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:16

by KOMO Staff

RENTON, Wash. — A float plane was found in the water near Gene Coulon Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon in Renton, according to Renton Firefighters.

Renton Firefighters says they responded to the incident after reports of a small plane in the water near the park and reports of the wing sticking out of the water.

When crews arrived, they were able to reach the pilot, who was the only person on the plane and reportedly had minor injuries.

Rick Marshall with Renton Fire says the plane did not crash into the water and they do not know the circumstances of the incident. When crews arrived, the plane was almost fully submerged in the water.

The plane is being towed to Renton Airport by Mercer Island Fire.

Crews are now working on mitigating any fuel leaks or other hazards into Lake Washington, according to Renton Firefighters.

http://komonews.com/news/local/no-injuries-reported-after-small-plane-crashes-near-gene-coulon-memorial-park

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Small plane hits houses, crashes into Daytona Beach retention pond

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:14

Police: Student, instructor were on plane that crashed near Campanello Court

By Clay LePard – Reporter, Anna Johnson – Digital Journalist, Troy Blevins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Officials from the Daytona Beach Fire Department said a small plane crashed into a retention pond behind a Daytona Beach neighborhood Saturday. 

The plane crashed around 3 p.m. by the 100 block of Campanello Court, officials said.

Officials said there were two people on board the plane when it went down during a heavy thunderstorm. They were able to get out of the aircraft on their own and make their way to the side of the pond.

“It happened during a bad thunderstorm; however, we don’t know if that’s what caused the crash,” said Sasha Staton, with the Daytona Beach Fire Department.

The two people were alert and talking while Daytona Beach firefighters were assessing them, officials said. Daytona Beach police said they both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.

“They were swimming from the middle to the shore and by the time I opened up, they walked around and came up to my back porch, and they were bleeding,” said Dorcas McCoy, who called 911. “I’m just so grateful to God. It was nothing short of a miracle, nothing short of a miracle.”

There was a student and an instructor on the plane, police said. It is unclear who was piloting the aircraft.

Officials said the plane hit two houses before crashing into the pond. One of the houses has minor damage while the other has more extensive damage, with a large hole in the roof. 

Anthony Scott was upstairs in his home when the plane took a bite out of the master bathroom on the other side of the house, where his daughter had taken a shower one hour earlier.

“Heard a buzzing and boom, it shook the whole house,” he said. “I’m lucky and blessed. Thank God it didn’t hit the center of the house.”

No one inside either of the houses was injured, police said.

The Red Cross was called to assist the homeowners in the event they needed to vacate the home temporarily, officials said.

The plane landed upside down in the pond and will be removed by the National Transportation Safety Board, which will take over the crash investigation, police said.

A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane is a Piper PA 44 Seminole.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/plane-crashes-in-daytona-beach-officials-say

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One man confirmed dead after helicopter hits power line, sinks in Fox River in Oshkosh

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:12

Sharon Roznik and Doug Raflik

OSHKOSH – An idyllic summer day turned tragic when a helicopter hit electric power lines, crashed and sank in the Fox River about 12:30 p.m. Saturday near Mahoney’s Restaurant and Bar in Oshkosh.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s office confirmed that one man died in the crash.

The helicopter went down just west of the Jackson Street bridge and almost immediately sank, bystanders said.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Capt. Lara Vendola-Messer said search efforts were made treacherous by high-voltage power lines in the water. Divers had to postpone the search to await specialty equipment brought in by Wisconsin Public Service.

Authorities were able to recover the helicopter and the man’s body shortly after 7 p.m.

“Other than it is a helicopter, we don’t know where it came from or anything else at this point,” Vendola-Messer said in an afternoon press conference.

Oshkosh Fire Dept. Assistant Chief John Ziemer said boats initially did a surface search but did not find anyone in the water.

Afterward, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and Oshkosh police boats scoured the river throughout the afternoon, using hooks to drag for debris.

Divers returned to the water about 4:30 p.m.

All boat traffic on the river was halted until shortly after 8 p.m.

Bystanders gathered Saturday afternoon along the riverwalk, but were kept at a safe distance from the downed wires.

Gary Lemiesz, of Oshkosh, said he watched as a dark green helicopter flew east over the river, then turned back and flew west. The helicopter hit the wires and part of the propeller broke off, he said.

“It hit hard and sunk,” Lemiesz said.

He said several private boats initially converged to search the area.

The crash occurred on a busy weekend on the water. Increased boat traffic from the Lake Winnebago Four Horsemen Poker Run had to be rerouted from the area. The event is an annual, high-performance poker run benefiting local charities.

An announcement was made at Walleye Weekend in Fond du Lac that some participants in the national Mercury Marine Family Fishing Tournament would have to have their catches weighed in Oshkosh, instead of Fond du Lac, due to the crash and their inability to get back to Fond du Lac for the Winnebago system’s upper lakes.

This is the second helicopter crash in Wisconsin this year. Three people died in April when a medical helicopter crashed near Hazelhurst.

https://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/2018/06/09/oshkosh-helicopter-crash-rescue-personnel-scour-fox-river/687649002/?from=new-cookie

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Engine shut down forces Airnorth plane to turn around as engine shuts down with a ‘big bang’

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:10

NATASHA EMECK and LAUREN ROBERTS, NT News

An Airnorth flight to Gove was forced to turn back to Darwin this morning when an engine dramatically shut down ‘with a bang’.

Airnorth flight TL160 departed Darwin at 7.30am this morning for Gove but had to turn back to Darwin shortly after take-off after the plane experienced an engine shutdown.

Speaking to the NT News from the airport, passenger Patrina Baxter, of Darwin, said applause broke out among the passengers as soon as the plane touched down safely at Darwin Airport.

“Everyone clapped as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac,” she said.

“It landed with only one engine, it wasn’t smooth.

“There was so much relief.”

Ms Baxter, who was travelling with her husband Peter, said they had now recollected their baggage and were heading home.

The couple was disappointed by the delay in their work trip but happy to have made it through unscathed.

“We were situated over the wing, at the right, and at the left side of there was a massive bang,” Ms Baxter recalled.

“The whole plane drops, it didn’t drop for long.

“The other engine was making this whining sound.”

Five minutes later, the plane turned around to return to Darwin.

A spokeswoman from Airnorth said the Embraer 170LR plane had been returned safely to Darwin airport at 8.16am this morning.

“The flight was carrying 75 passengers and 4 crew,” she said.

“Airnorth is currently assessing travel options for affected customers.”

https://www.ntnews.com.au/news/engine-shut-down-forces-airnorth-plane-to-turn-around-as-engine-shuts-down-a-big-bang/news-story/69f8514576c736e5762e6baa1c5a645d

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Plane crash reported at Killeen’s Skylark Field

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:08

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula 

A small plane with two occupants made a hard landing at Killeen’s Skylark Field around 8:30 a.m. today, officials said.

No injuries were reported in the minor crash. The pilot had to make a “gear-up landing,” said Matt Van Valkenburgh, executive director of aviation for the City of Killeen, on Friday.

One witness at the scene, an air traffic control technician, was locked out of the building during the commotion. “I don’t know if he forgot to lower his landing gear or if he had mechanical issues,” said Billy Wilson.

He said he spoke with a mechanic who saw it happen.

“It sounds like he came in with his gear up and landed on his belly,” Billy Wilson said.

Responding agencies were the Killeen Police Department, Department of Public Safety State Troopers, the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport’s team.

The Killeen Fire Department was called early in the incident, but engines were called off before arriving at the scene, said Mike Wilson, operations manager. “Once I realized it was under control and there were no injuries I called dispatch and let them know.”

The airport was closed until around 11 a.m.

“We’ll do an inspection and run the sweeper over it again to make sure there’s no debris before opening back up,” Mike Wilson said.

Van Valkenburgh added there was no damage to the runway.

The next step is an FAA investigation.

“FAA investigators will contact the pilot and do an interview, but generally when there are no injuries we’re allowed to tow the plane off the runway and open up the airport,” Van Valkenburgh said. “They’ll interview the pilot later and determine if there is probable cause to continue an investigation.”

The runway was closed for about an hour and a half, but there was not too much disruption to the airport’s schedule, Van Valkenburgh said. “Mostly everyone just shifted their schedules a little bit.”

http://kdhnews.com/news/local/plane-crash-reported-at-killeen-s-skylark-field/article_1bd44016-6b28-11e8-a99d-c3ceddbe681a.html

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Fire aboard small plane forces emergency landing at BTR, airport operations unaffected

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:07

By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to reports of a plane on fire at the BTR Airport Friday afternoon.

The fire was first reported around 4:15 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Airport. An airport spokesperson initially said the fire occurred aboard a small plane during pre-flight checks. However, the airport later clarified that the fire happened while the plane was still in the air and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

The pilot reportedly heard a loud noise and spotted fire coming from the aircraft’s right wing, prompting the landing.

The fire was quickly brought under control and operations at the airport were not impacted, according to the spokesperson.

http://www.wbrz.com/news/fire-aboard-small-plane-forces-emergency-landing-at-btr-airport-operations-unaffected/

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Today is Friday the 8th of June, 2018

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:26

Here are the stories to close out this week…

Have a great weekend and be safe out there!

Tom

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