A single engine experimental plane slammed into the perimeter fence on the north side of Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines. The pilot was uninjured on the aborted takeoff, but a female passenger was slightly injured and was transported to a hospital.
(Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel / September 3, 2011)
Winter Haven Florida Fly-In from Ft Lauderdale FL in RV7, RV9a, and RV6a Formation Landing. Shot with Canon HF100 at full HD, except the last half of the video showing the formation landing was shot by JVC GZ-MG255U at max def 720x480 pixels 29.97 interlaced. The airborn still shot of N241BD was by Jim, the landing and parking still was by Roger.
By Wayne K. Roustan and Mike Stocker, Sun Sentinel
11:51 a.m. EDT, September 3, 2011
PEMBROKE PINES - A pilot and passenger walked away from an aborted takeoff on Saturday that sent an experimental plane through a fence at North Perry Airport, according to Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue.
A man in his 60s was at the controls when the single-engine airplane left the ground heading north but there was not enough lift so he tried to land it and ran out of runway, witnesses said.
The pilot was not hurt but a woman passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, fire rescue officials said.
The aircraft sustained minor damage but the chain link fence along Pines Blvd. was ripped off its posts.
Traffic flow was impacted as passing motorists slowed to watch the commotion.
North Perry Airport is a private airfield stretching 536 acres from University Drive to Northwest 72nd Avenue that houses about 300 aircraft, aviation training schools, helipads and control towers.
It has been the scene of many aircraft accidents over the years prompting some nervous neighbors to call for its closure even though it pre-dates the homes that have sprung up around it.
The U.S. Navy used the small airport - then called North Perry Field - in 1943 which was 17 years before Pembroke Pines was founded.
Small plane hits fence in Broward
By CAROL ROSENBERG
A small private plane crashed Saturday before ever taking off from Pembroke Pines’ North Perry Airport, apparently injuring a passenger on board.
The mishap occurred at 8:47 a.m. when the two-seater RV6A plane failed to take off, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac.
“It went into the grass and a fence,” said Salac. “It never became airborne.”
The plane’s passenger went to a local hospital complaining of minor injuries.
Salac did not identify those on board the plane. FAA records indicate that the “amateur built” 2001 vintage aircraft was registered to Barbara Buzzi of Hollywood, but the South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted eyewitnesses as saying a man was in the pilot’s seat.
As in all crashes, Salac said the FAA was investigating to “see what the problem was -- with the plane, or the pilot. They look at all the different categories.”
North Perry Airport is a private airfield stretching 536 acres from University Drive to Northwest 72nd Avenue and houses about 300 aircraft, aviation training schools, helipads and control towers.